Cartas de América #3: my favorite language is the one I forgot

I may not have retained Quechua from my professor, but I learned how much I had to learn from him. That’s why I look back on that class with such gratitude. It fundamentally changed my attitude toward language learning, which I used to consider mainly in terms of grammar manipulation and vocabulary translation. There’s onlyContinue reading “Cartas de América #3: my favorite language is the one I forgot”

Cartas de América #1: learning empathy from Mister Danger

The Anglo-American media smugly denouncing the latest disaster as evidence of socialist harakiri should know that Venezuelans are perfectly aware that Mister Danger isn’t the villain of Doña Bárbara. They know it’s a story about domestic demons, not imperialist ambitions. He’s there, but he’s a sideshow. They know this because they’ve read it. They knowContinue reading “Cartas de América #1: learning empathy from Mister Danger”