Thoughts on Iceland

The land of fire and Ice. its history is full of Viking lore, elves, and Nordic fishermen. Discovered by Norseman Ingólfur Arnarsson in the 9th century, its mystic hues are ruddy brown, mossy green and white with snow-capped mountains. There were tales of elves causing mischief as recently as 1972. I was told that the construction of a freeway…

加油! let’s go!

I’ve gotten some backers onboard with Linglobal! It’s officially a full-fledged global education program, kind of a big deal, right? But now what? I don’t want to keep asking myself this but it keeps popping up. I haven’t followed up with the superintendent or reached out to the girls to let them know that their…

Stealing Meghan Markel’s Style

When I was a teenager I had two passions: History and Magazines.  I used to love to read magazines; fashion, beauty and celebrity magazines specifically. I would go with my mom on her endless shopping trips and make a beeline for the magazines. I would always manage to find a bookstore if we were in a…

Innovation is Rewarded, Execution is worshipped

To be successful, one cannot plan and never follow through.  Henry Ford once said,”you cant build a reputation on what you’re going to do”. The essence of these statements is to follow through even if you don’t know how. This article is about how I will execute and how you can take these steps a little at…

Back on track to being a polyglot

A month ago, I met young lady while I was out at a restaurant for dinner. She had an ebullience, as sweet and bubbly the tropical pink drink in front of  her. Her keys were dangling too close to me, being the spaz I am about personal space, I noticed her purse and keys with detail. A little British double decker…

Day One in Trump America

Let’s face it we are now living in Trump America and on day one of Trump America, I was called a “Nigger Bitch” by one of his supporters. On social media, a “friend” of mine posted a status saying “fuck Hillary, you nigger bitch!” I told him this was not okay. He was someone that…

What inspired me to learn languages

I wanted to learn languages for the challenge and to gain a better understanding of parts of the world that still seem mysterious to most Americans. I study Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Arabic these are considered some of the hardest languages to learn for English speakers because they are not even remotely related to English….

THE SECRET WEAPON

The never ending battle agains the Russian language! Today my Russian language teacher told my class about how when the Soviet Union first opened up to foreigners, they were put in rooms and had only one secret weapon to help them study Russian. That secret weapon was the fact that no one understood or spoke…

A Tale of Two Cities

What lessons were learned from that city or community that could be leveraged in Detroit. A tale of two cities As an International Relations major, I have traveled to many places and have had opportunities to see many emerging cities in the developing world. In 1990 the city of Shanghai, China was part of third…

Shanghai

The changes over the short span of 20 years show how Detroit too can change.