Confessions of an Economic Hit man

Living in the middle of many worlds

Are you multilingual and looking for a job? How about being a spy or economic hit man? Candidate character description: Multilingual, sensitive to other cultures, can mix with local populations in difficult areas around the world,...
Lenin in Kyrgyz kindergarten

Russian as a colonial language: native Russian speaker sees her language anew

Although I knew that the Russian Empire and Soviet regime spread the Russian language to the countries that were once part of the Russian empire and Soviet Union, I only recently truly felt the...

It ain’t no hoax: Covid Public Service Announcement in 8 languages

I made a playlist of videos in 8 languages with a public service announcement about how Covid is robbing people of their dignity in death.   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm6thK2LTrSnajn9mYuzwBzCXUjztTp30 Intro video text: Hi! My name is Susanna Zaraysky. You might...
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Covid no es una shaká (Ladino/Judeo-Spanish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3n9NItk3Ac Detras de kada estadistika de muerte o eshpitalizasion de Covid, ay munchas personas komo yo, ke son parientes, amigos, haveres o vizinos de alguno ke se topa eshpitalizado kon Covid. Akeyos que no...
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La Covid n’est pas une fake news (Français/French)

Derrière chaque statistique d'hospitalisation ou de décès Covid, vous trouverez de nombreuses personnes comme moi qui ont un membre de la famille, un ami, un collègue ou un voisin hospitalisé avec la Covid. Ceux...
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Covid não é brincadeira (Português/Portuguese)

Por trás de cada estatística de hospitalização ou morte da Covid, tem muitas pessoas como eu que são parentes, amigos, colegas ou vizinhos de alguém que está hospitalizado com a Covid. Aqueles que não...
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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 the original Italian article I wrote. VIDEO: I made this video "I...
Gellert bath house

Learning Hungarian via Italian opera, neo-Nazis and a phone sex line

Living in Budapest, Magyarország (Hungary) made me think in different ways in order to express myself in Hungarian, see the modern incarnations of a dark chapter of European history and hatred and fend off...
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Covid nije prevara (Bosanski/Bosnian-Serbo-Croatian)

Iza svake hospitalizacije od COVID-a ili statistike o smrti, pronaći ćete ljude kao što sam ja – članove porodice, prijatelje, kolege ili komšije. Sve nas koji ne možemo biti kraj samrtne postelje onih koje...
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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 you don’t want to do it because it makes you...

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