Category: Linguistics

Flash Series KICKSTARTER!!!

Flash Series KICKSTARTER!!!

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Reply

Guys.  It’s happening.  I have launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Flash Series of picture books that I’ve been working on for two years.  I’m pretty much freaking out–as is the illustrator, Aaron Parrott!!  Check out the campaign, reserve a copy, and spread the word! THE AMAZING SUPER LINK IS BELOW:  

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The Scrap Bowl

The Scrap Bowl

| May 10, 2017 | Reply

Early last year, we visited Cesky Krumlov.  While perusing the menu at Krcma v Satlavske Ulici (which I totally recommend), I noticed an item whose translation was scrap bowl.  I thought, hells yeah, I’ll eat a bowl of scrap meat any day!  So I ordered it.       When the appetizer arrived, it was basically […]

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Indifferent toward the Different

Indifferent toward the Different

| December 29, 2015 | Reply

One of my absolute favorite byproducts of my child living in Europe is that she is comfortable among different languages, nationalities, and environments. She is not fearful of different. Everyone is different, and different is not bad; different is just interesting. Right now, she is watching an animated movie in French. When I was helping […]

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They Speak My Language!

They Speak My Language!

| November 8, 2015 | 2 Replies

I have always prided myself on my use of foreign languages whenever possible. I made a career out of language use. My foreign language abilities range from fluency to travel-capable in a respectable number of languages. Truly, I Love Language. But an overheard conversation this week, in conjunction with comments made by my husband in August, […]

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Hashtags I Use

Hashtags I Use

| August 16, 2015 | Reply

After learning the hard way that you should do your research when creating hashtags, I’ve been trying to research hashtags before using new ones.  Common related hashtags aside (e.g. #travel, #beautiful, #germany and other specific countries, etc.), there are some personal hashtags that I use/will be using when tagging my adventures on Twitter and Instagram. #becausegermany This […]

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One Expat’s Empathy

One Expat’s Empathy

| March 6, 2015 | Reply

Lately I have been experiencing a lot of emotions. My feelings of being a true outsider often overwhelm me, but the surprising emotion that I have watched grow over the past few years, is my ability to empathize. I attribute this to the time I’ve spent as an expat. I have particularly noted this increased empathy toward […]

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