Is marriage something the state confers upon the couple or is it religion? Or perhaps it is a promise we make to ourselves and our partner? How much weight should we give to “authorities” and under what authority do they derive their own authority? Do they really even matter?
As I am most knowledgeable from a linguistic perspective, I would argue that it makes us neither cocky nor stupid but rather more informed.
Self Identity – Who are you? “Who am I?” If we take a moment and ask ourselves this simple question I wonder how people might answer. Perhaps the easiest reply would be ethnicity, nationality, religion and perhaps even career. Yet, these simple boundaries are increasingly coming blurred as races mix, people immigrate, knowledge obtained and…… Continue reading Self Identity – Who are you?
Speak American – The title was just to get your attention. I do not plan to get into politics at all with this post, (well maybe a little, I can’t help myself) but rather the VERY INTERESTING revelations I’ve had during my language studies. These are the enlightenments which really made language learning fun and…… Continue reading SPEAK AMERICAN – Fun lesson in language
Today I was reminiscing on the things I really missed in foreign countries that I just cannot find in America. There were things I really missed about America when I was abroad, but I have been back awhile and am now taking them for granted. So, my mind longs for these things and in case…… Continue reading Things America should adopt from foreign cultures
Yet again another political issue is all over the media. And as usual the debate is superficial filled with shallow “talking points,” which paint the issue as black and white and the color you choose being your political affiliation.I find the debate swirling around the details of the law a bit too much. For example,…… Continue reading Arizona Immigration Law – A Unique Perspective
An unusual Friday morning in San Francisco. Strikes, Jury Duty, Whiskey, Obama Protests, Cardboard People and a Pug
It has now been four years since I came back to the States and what a ride. I got a nice job and joined corporate-land where they use the English language in a strange way such as say they “have so much on my plate,” and other metaphors which take me a minute to “digest.” Things are going well but I have to say I’m really envious of you all at the moment because I’m really missing life over there!!