Random Thoughts

Pier with white buildings and lights at dusk

Bye, Bye Bucket List

Barcelona sat right at the top of our bucket list. It was the first city in which Steve and I would spend a month as we began our new life ...
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American flag

Is The Ugly American Dead?

We’ve all heard about ugly Americans. Tourists from the U.S. who talk too loud, wear garish clothes, compare things in other countries to how it is done in the U.S., ...
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Steve and me with six students studying English in Strasbourg, France

Don’t Be Afraid of Multilingualism

Traveling to countries where English is not the primary language has made me rethink my attitude about multilingualism. It would annoy me when businesses offered a Spanish option on their ...
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