Category Archives: languages

The Word “Purple” is a Problem

THE WORD ‘purple’ turns out to be a problem. For two years, I’ve watched as students from just about every language group struggle to pronounce it. I have the same problem with the name of the actor David Oyelowo.* We … Continue reading

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In Which I Take Plan B to Church

MY SUBJECT today will not make a good poem. It barely makes a good story, but I can’t shake the image of the book stuck in the car door pocket, the one I bring with me just in case I … Continue reading

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Have You Seen My Journal?

I CAN’T FIND MY JOURNAL – a particular one – and I have something to write in it. I can’t find it and I can’t remember what it looks like. How can that be? It wasn’t out of my hand … Continue reading

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