Alphabet politics: Change your alphabet, alienate people

Last year, I reported on how the problems resulting from the Azeri language of Azerbaijan being written in Latin script instead of Cyrillic letters. In Azerbaijan, the elderly who haven’t caught on to the...
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COVID, это не мистификация (Pусский/Russian)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF5XtLX0994 За статистикой всех госпитализаций или смертей связанных с COVID существует много людей похожих на меня Это члены семьи друзья коллеги и соседи кого-то кто госпитализирован с COVID Те кто не смог быть у смертного одра своего любимого могут прожить всю оставшуюся...
Mental health problems

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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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...
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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...
woman's mouth with $20 bill

Putting my money where my mouth is

I was born in a Communist country where you couldn’t speak freely. If you opposed the government, you would go to jail or you’d go to a gulag (prison camp) and may never return,...
barriers

Political barriers shouldn’t be linguistic barriers

I was recently in the former Yugoslavia as an election observer in Macedonia and was pleasantly surprised at how I was able to use Serbo-Croatian to communicate with various people: a Slovenian diplomat, an...

Living in multiple realities

Being a world traveler and polyglot can disorient someone, even a seasoned traveler like myself. I think my brain is not able to process multiple realities simultaneously. I am actually kind of embarrassed to...
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,...

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