Learning an Endangered Language: Catalan Immersion and Why Language Diversity Matters

When I was in 8th grade, my family in a small town in Vermont hosted an exchange student from Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona, unbeknownst to me at the time, is the capital of a region called Catalonia, which, for as long as the romance languages all broke off from Latin, has spoken its own language, called … Continue reading Learning an Endangered Language: Catalan Immersion and Why Language Diversity Matters

Reflections on Zafón’s Angel’s Game, Holiday’s Canvas Strategy, and How I Knew I Was Blunting My Creative Soul

“Don’t worry about credit… be a canvas for other people to paint on,” Ryan Holiday writes in his essay The Canvas Strategy. I still remember reading it my senior year of high school in the pages of Ego Is The Enemy, lying on the couch in my parent's living room. It wasn’t just that I … Continue reading Reflections on Zafón’s Angel’s Game, Holiday’s Canvas Strategy, and How I Knew I Was Blunting My Creative Soul