Archive for October, 2011

Oct 08 2011

Multilingualism

Published by under Linguistics & Languages

I talk in my sleep to my first daughter. In my waking hours I talk many languages — with reckless abandon — with my other. To wit, a chat between us last night about my newly upcoming trip to Guatemala. Lulu: Maybe you can nip down and we can meet in Argentina? Oui? Don’t they […]

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Oct 08 2011

Sleepwalker

Over the past couple months it seems I’ve taken up sleepwalking and sleeptalking. Sometimes I think Yo-Nenny’s gaslighting me with her reports of my nocturnal conversations, yet they ring true. Several nights ago at about midnight, I was sound asleep with Emmy cradled in the crook of my arm. As her mother reached to remove […]

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Oct 03 2011

A Woman Obsessed

Published by under Teaching

I never wanted to think about teaching all the time. But once I began my ESL studies, I couldn’t stop. Like, last summer I went to the Guggenheim and all I could see were English-teaching ideas. Now when I look around my house, I don’t see my treasures; I see teaching ideas. “I wonder how […]

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