A few years ago when I was in Egypt, I saw a Bedouin man sitting on a camel in the middle of nowhere, talking on a cell phone. I get that. There are probably more people in the world who own a cell phone than a toothbrush. Most people want, need and love to communicate. The need to connect is almost as basic as food and air.
My husband and I spent a period of time living in Panama, where the predominant language was Spanish. This wasn’t a problem for Dee as he’s proficient in both speaking and understanding Español. I, on the other hand, quite frankly sucked at it.
Everyone kept telling me that learning Spanish is easy, which didn’t help my self-esteem much.
Remember how in elementary school we were divided up into reading groups? There were the Super-Smarts, the Mediocre-Moderates, and the Ridiculously-Remedial groups. Of course, they were called by different names, like groups One, Two, Three; ABC or Red, Blue, Yellow. But we all...