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…

Challenges of Language Learning: What language do I choose?

  In the great wide world of tongues, there are languages that are easy and there are the ones that make you want to rip out your hair. I must be a glutton for punishment because I like to learn what are called less commonly taught languages. These are the hard ones and the hard to…

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…

Being on Track Attack Plan

I’ve recently begun seeing a life coach, he suggested coming up with a plan, a goal if you will. Anything you want to achieve in life, and we will spend 3 months working to achieve this goal. The thought of endless possibilities made me feel like a kid in a candy store, what do I…

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…

6 months after Russia

So, I have been back from my amazing journey to Russia for six months now. It pains me to say, that other than getting excited about using my language skills at a Conference for Polyglots from around the world, http://polyglotconference.com, back in October, I have not spent much time with the Russian language. Or any…

What’s Next & How You Can Globe Trot Too!

The Importance of Learning a Foreign Language When I began this idea it was mostly to tell people the overall benefits of being a second language speaker. The cognitive benefits, to strengthen memory and to become overall smarter. Studies show that speaking a second or third language can improve mental flexibility and creative thinking skills,…