Conversations about Language and Culture
Too Much “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” St. Francis of Assisi My To-Do list keeps getting longer, and new requests seem to fly in from all directions, piling up on my desk and on my...read more
Confronting an Empty Page: How to Write when Inspiration Forsakes you. “This is how you do it: you sit down the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy and that hard." Neil Gaiman Staring at an empty page, that seems...read more
10 Tips to Make your Writing Shine - Part 2, Style "Writing is the painting of the Voice" - Voltaire This week I’d like to address the more elusive topic of style, which is as personal as it is important. Our moods, emotions, opinions, and even our...read more
10 Tips to Make your Writing Shine - Part 1, Structure "Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go." - E.L. Doctorow "Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words." - Mark Twain Few activities are as...read more
Conquering the Monster: Overcoming the Fear of Communicating in a Foreign Language "Thinking will not overcome fear but action will." - W. Clement Stone I’m scared of Math. It’s a deep, visceral fear, that triggers automatically whenever I’m confronted...read more
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end” – Robin Sharma
After months of work and a generous dose of procrastination, my new website is finally launching, as well as this companion blog.