Hello & Goodbye

As a native Iowan, I am no stranger to friendly interactions with strangers. I grew up smiling at passersby on the sidewalk, chatting with cashiers at the store, and waving at everyone I saw while driving. (I picked up this last one from my dad, who grew up in rural Iowa. Apparently everyone else thinks … Continue reading Hello & Goodbye

Learning a New Language with Mango Languages

Given that I am a translator, you shouldn’t be surprised that I love languages. I started learning Spanish as a child, in a before-school program at my elementary school. I studied Spanish through college, where I also picked up Japanese and Catalan.¬†More recently, I began learning Farsi. I have tried just about every method available … Continue reading Learning a New Language with Mango Languages