Juxtaposition — As a writer I’m quite familiar with the joy of when two things placed in close proximity underscore the contrasts between them. So I am smiling broadly this morning as the rain tap dances outside my window in Cost Rica, I listen to NPR’s story on recording soon-to-be-antiquated sounds such as the beeps of a fax machine, and work on the sound project that Peace Corps volunteers from across this country are gifting to English students – a website with native speakers pronouncing words for the upcoming Spelling Bee.
I’m also reflecting on the incredibly talented people with whom I work. In the midst of totally reconstructing a national English curriculum this week, a small group paused and in just a few hours produced this informative piece on the upcoming National English Festival in November! As a result of the presentation that also included live testimonials, we gained another region of participants. Very honored to work alongside these dedicated educators!