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#57: Go to one Alliance Française event

Like so many events that have occurred in my life, I unintentionally stumbled my way into French.  When I was in elementary school I had the good fortune to have foreign language classes integrated into my regular academic curriculum.  In … Continue reading

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#4: Read the Declaration of Independence

I was an excellent student throughout the bulk of my academic career. While not super-crazy-smart like many of my friends, I possessed enough intelligence to do well in educational realms – provided I added considerable effort to the mix. From … Continue reading

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Rules

Today at the elementary school where I volunteer, I completed a reading test with a student who is behind in his literacy skills.  This child is a joy to work with: he really wants to learn, and he exerts a … Continue reading

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A napkin’s tale

Yesterday while getting a lovely morning beverage, I saw that the coffee shop I frequent had replaced their standard napkins with holiday-themed wipes.  Upon closer review, I discovered that these new napkins were not only seasonal, but interactive!  How fun! … Continue reading

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Words, words, words

I have written here before about how I truly love language. Because I like the subject, and have studied it somewhat intensively at various times in my life, I possess a decently-extensive vocabulary. At times, my colleagues at work will … Continue reading

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A hilarious misunderstanding

A few days ago one of my friends posted the following sentence on Facebook: “Jump-started this sluggish morning with some red hot chili peppers & social distortion.” I was curious as to what she had for breakfast as I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Parlance pleasure

I adore language. I love that scribbles on a piece of paper can convey meaning, and I delight in the experience of hearing spoken words. I appreciate how vocabulary can elicit feelings and emotions, and I treasure how text can … Continue reading

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