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How to identify depression and find help

I am writing to convince you why it’s important to talk to people who are close to you about their mental health issues. If...

The CIA battling the Soviet Union via Dr. Zhivago

Did you know that the Central intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in publishing and distributing the epic Russian novel Doctor Zhivago? I didn’t...
deaf and hard of hearing communication

How to communicate if you’re deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH)

I am curious about how deaf people in the US communicate. Anywhere from 37 to 140 out of every 1,000 people in the United States have some kind of hearing loss. Either you or someone you know needs or will need assistive hearing devices.

Living in Italian (Vivere in italiano): A language that taught me to live

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV2d2qcIyvA My relationship to the Italian language was one of wonder and fun until I decided to use it professionally. I took one semester...
foreign language learning

What makes the 20 most spoken languages tick?

  What makes the 20 most spoken languages tick? I greatly enjoyed the book Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages. Gaston Dorren explains the histories...

I was a child refugee. Don’t send back the migrant ships!

After long last, I am making videos again. Below you have a video in Italian and a blog post in English and link to...
Create Your Book

Wheelbarrow to the hospital: Falling in Fes, Morocco

I wondered how people living in car-free zones in old cities such as the Alfama in Lisbon, Portugal or any of the medinas (old cobblestone cities) in Morocco, moved around when they couldn’t walk. I didn’t plan on finding this out through personal experience! But life had other plans...
Travel Reviews Morocco

Picture essay: Clothing, languages, foods of Morocco

Rather than describe the many beauties of Morocco, I'll show photos.
sights in Lisbon

Lisbon: Sights, Language and Communist Signs

Being in Portugal isn't only about the language. Sights and sounds of Lisbon

Watch “Saved by Language” for free!

  **** Press the CC button & the Settings/HD button (next to the CC button) to choose English, Bosnian/Serbo-Croatian, Ladino (Djudeo-Espanyol), Portuguese, Spanish, French or...

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