Posts Tagged: learning

Whisky Foxtrot Hotel

Growing up in the US, it was all too easy to replicate the ideals that are espoused in so much of our popular culture and our work culture at large. Long hours, no lunch break, shame in taking your meager

Whisky Foxtrot Hotel

Growing up in the US, it was all too easy to replicate the ideals that are espoused in so much of our popular culture and our work culture at large. Long hours, no lunch break, shame in taking your meager

We Visited a Montessori School

We hadn’t even been inside for more than a minute when the headmistress, Anita, scolded us for doing something wrong. She had already told Little Guy that we would be going to the shoe room to leave our jackets and

We Visited a Montessori School

We hadn’t even been inside for more than a minute when the headmistress, Anita, scolded us for doing something wrong. She had already told Little Guy that we would be going to the shoe room to leave our jackets and

Der Hund Says Guau-Guau

Our son is getting to the age where every day he is pushing the boundaries of his linguistic prowess. Auto! ¡Agua! Nein! No walk! Innä! ¡Más pan! Orange! Gömergopielä! No one and nothing prepared us for the reality that our

Der Hund Says Guau-Guau

Our son is getting to the age where every day he is pushing the boundaries of his linguistic prowess. Auto! ¡Agua! Nein! No walk! Innä! ¡Más pan! Orange! Gömergopielä! No one and nothing prepared us for the reality that our

Thank You, Carl

“Por lo que! Therefore, so that, because of, for this reason…this is one you should not be missing now.” Thank you, Carl. I will never forget this Spanish conjunction ever since that day in second semester when we were sight

Thank You, Carl

“Por lo que! Therefore, so that, because of, for this reason…this is one you should not be missing now.” Thank you, Carl. I will never forget this Spanish conjunction ever since that day in second semester when we were sight

Zurich at First Blush

After a travel day that was as rocky as the cobblestone streets that trace the city’s old district, I have been calmed by the serenity of this tidy and enchanting place. An early morning walk through downtown provided me the

Zurich at First Blush

After a travel day that was as rocky as the cobblestone streets that trace the city’s old district, I have been calmed by the serenity of this tidy and enchanting place. An early morning walk through downtown provided me the

The UN English Editors’ Exam: Final Thoughts

It has been a long five months since I posted about my gearing up to take the UN Editors’ examination. Back in February I had given myself low odds of passing. After relentlessly studying French and the UN style guide,

The UN English Editors’ Exam: Final Thoughts

It has been a long five months since I posted about my gearing up to take the UN Editors’ examination. Back in February I had given myself low odds of passing. After relentlessly studying French and the UN style guide,

You Have to Be an Adult to Like Brussels Sprouts

One of the most rewarding aspects of being an adult is being able to eat french fries for lunch. I did that today. And I am not ashamed. To boot, I ate them with a coffee mug of ketchup. When

You Have to Be an Adult to Like Brussels Sprouts

One of the most rewarding aspects of being an adult is being able to eat french fries for lunch. I did that today. And I am not ashamed. To boot, I ate them with a coffee mug of ketchup. When

Mapping the Bilingual Brain

I came across an interesting article today and I decided to translate it into English. Here is a link to the original article for those interested. I hope this wasn’t already a translation from English, and I don’t think it

Mapping the Bilingual Brain

I came across an interesting article today and I decided to translate it into English. Here is a link to the original article for those interested. I hope this wasn’t already a translation from English, and I don’t think it

Cool Words We Got from the French

It has been two months since I posted Cool Words We Got from the Germans and the time has come for the second installment. Many of you know that I am studying French for the upcoming U.N. editors’ exam, donc

Cool Words We Got from the French

It has been two months since I posted Cool Words We Got from the Germans and the time has come for the second installment. Many of you know that I am studying French for the upcoming U.N. editors’ exam, donc

Learning French and UNese: Two Weeks In

As part of my own professional development, I have decided to bone up on my French for the upcoming UN exam. Admittedly, I have given myself very low odds of passing, but I do not like failure in any of

Learning French and UNese: Two Weeks In

As part of my own professional development, I have decided to bone up on my French for the upcoming UN exam. Admittedly, I have given myself very low odds of passing, but I do not like failure in any of

Why I Should Be a Behavioral Biologist

I was watching Discovery Channel and a show called Sci-Trek came on. They were highlighting experiments that aimed to prove or disprove the theory that animals think. It held my attention for about 20 minutes but I found that I

Why I Should Be a Behavioral Biologist

I was watching Discovery Channel and a show called Sci-Trek came on. They were highlighting experiments that aimed to prove or disprove the theory that animals think. It held my attention for about 20 minutes but I found that I