Catalonia is everyone’s business

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These are such difficult days. I’m going to try to add more frequent blog posts here so that you know what is going on in Catalonia, and almost more importantly, so that you can share it with others. What is happening here is a test of democracy. People have mobilized for ten years peacefully and democratically just in order to be able to have a voice about their political future. If you support democracy, please support Catalonia. This is an article I wrote before the referendum. It was originally published in ARA. Julian Assange has suddenly taken an interest in …

The Need for Necessity

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 Originally published in ARA, May 8, 2015 Often, when people find out I’m American, they say “Wow, I’d love to learn how to speak English, I’ve been taking classes for years but I still can’t get by.” They look at me and my kids with envy since we learned English naturally, without classes. I always give the same answer: to learn a language, you have go where it’s spoken so that you NEED to speak it. There’s nothing like having someone right in front of you hanging on your every word. It’s the only way. Time and necessity. And it’s …