I’m bald…et je suis gentil–I’m putting it nicely. The full version: I’m bald, fat, and old.
Nevertheless, every Tuesday morning I stop at Giorgio’s hair salon and take my seat in the chair. 728 more words
Linguists and philosophers are sometimes accused of spending their time navel-gazing over sentences that are not realistic. However, the truth is that you don’t have to look any further than your daily life for real puzzles, and sometimes for real challenges to linguistic theory. 1,128 more words
I should’ve expected trouble from the moment that the stewardess on the Lima-to-Houston flight recognized me. ¿No venimos de hacer este viaje anoche? “Didn’t we just do this trip last night?” I smiled a “yes” at her. 2,171 more words
I’m in Guatemala at the moment. I come here once a year with a group called Surgicorps. We’re volunteer surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians, therapists, and interpreters (that’s me) who provide surgical services to people who are so poor that for them, even the almost-free Guatemalan health care system is too expensive. 1,636 more words