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2 years ago
cuzx
https://resources.unbabel.com/blog/brain-language-learning I got a failing grade in high school German and was dropped right out of the course. As a senior, I retook Spanish One and barely passed the second semester. What I never imagined was that in my twenties I would become a successful linguist in four additional languages. A TBM would say that it was the gift of tongues. The truth is t
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2 years ago
cuzx
Today DW turned 66 years old and she’s continuing to improve. Her blood ox is normal, her appetite is back, her chronic depression seems to be lifting, and her nausea is mostly gone, with the help of her new prescription (zofran). I can’t sing the praises enough of the Intermountain Layton Hospital. What a class act her doctors and care givers were. I’m grateful that they gave DW such f
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2 years ago
cuzx
The concerning factors were her low oxygen reading, our age (65), and a serious comorbidity for DW.
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2 years ago
cuzx
Her ox reading was in the 80s. I took her to the ER just after noon on Saturday and she formally tested positive for COVID. They put her on oxygen and an IV right away. They admitted her 7 hours later and began treatment with the antiviral Remdesivir and steroid dexamethasone. Her X-ray showed a spot with opacity in the lower left lobe of her lungs, which may indicate acute mild infection o
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2 years ago
cuzx
Soy católico como mis padres, mis abuelos etc. (I’m Catholic like my parents, my grandparents, and so on). I’m really embarrassed looking back. Who did we think we were? A bunch of clueless 19 and 20-year-old barely-adult visitors in a foreign country, trying to convince folks to abandon their common beliefs, traditions, oftentimes families, and society and embrace a North American churc
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2 years ago
cuzx
Thank you for the link to Angel from Montgomery > Sugaree. Sadly, I missed out on a TTB concert at Red Butte Garden in SLC in 2013. I see they’ll be performing at Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 29 & 30. I should definitely go!
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2 years ago
cuzx
Wow! I’m really intrigued. I’m so happy it’s available on Prime. Cuz X
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2 years ago
cuzx
Prime Video Dead Like Me Undone Humans Netflix The OA Travelers Better Than Us (No longer available on Netflix)
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2 years ago
cuzx
From CNN’s “5 things” on 12/30/2021: “I’ve reached a point in my life this past year where I realized just how vital the idea and essence of time is; who and what gets my time these days. We don’t get time back, so in 2022 and beyond, the people, the projects, the energy, the everything. Life. It gets my time and gets me out of bed, then I’ll go to sleep knowing it was worth it a
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2 years ago
cuzx
Here’s the alternate life plan that could have been: perpetual inactivity, no callings, no tithing, and no mission, as I seriously contemplated entering the military right out of high school in lieu of junior college. Eventually, I did military service between college and a teaching career, with my mission language experience actually laying the groundwork for my occupational choices. Well,
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2 years ago
cuzx
I don’t think it was standard practice, but my first senior comp found a reason for us to go into “la capital” of Buenos Aires on a P-Day, which was actually part of the Bs As North Mission. Right or wrong, we had a great time sightseeing; although we shared an apartment with the mission office team (they had to know, right?), we didn’t get any flack for doing so. One of our lucky grou
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2 years ago
cuzx
As it was, missionaries in downtown MDP liked to do summertime “exposiciones” (exhibits) with posters, brochures, and BOMs beachside. I was in the port area to the south so I never got to partake. I think seeing all of the lovely beach goers would have done me in for sure. Perhaps they knew, Elder X couldn’t handle Mar Del Plata Central so I got “el puerto” (the port) instead.
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2 years ago
cuzx
I heard rumors, probably just wishful thinking, of a Mar Del Plata surf club sometime in the distant past of my last area in Argentina. Wouldn’t that have been nice? When my parents did a senior mission in the West Indies, I think that they, the seniors, were allowed to go swimming. Got to keep those older missionaries in shape, you know? But what about the young elders and LMs? Dear sist
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2 years ago
cuzx
I was so Mormon that I thought my patriarchal blessing was inspired. I thought that god actually called me through a prophet to serve a mission to Argentina. I thought that god wanted me to get married and start a family ASAP, as a newly returned missionary, only a sophomore in college. Here’s something that haunts me. While on a family vacation in 1972, I attended a non-LDS church service i
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2 years ago
cuzx
Here are some pictures from Senator Reid’s life from the New York Post: https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/12/29/former-senate-majority-leader-harry-reids-life-in-photos/amp/
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2 years ago
cuzx
Well written. Well done. Cuz X
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2 years ago
cuzx
You did a good thing explaining the “Utah” problem. I was busy teaching in 2002 and still a TBM. I wish I’d lost my testimony a year earlier and mingled with our Olympic visitors.
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2 years ago
cuzx
Here's a court I'd like to play on. Taken on a warm day in Laguna Beach on February 20, 2011. https://flic.kr/p/9khvg6
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2 years ago
cuzx
Apple music's been a staple of mine since I started walking long distances in 2020. It keeps me going. But I think I get where you're coming from, LR.
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2 years ago
cuzx
113. Despacito
I was driving my daughter home to SLC on Christmas day and she started playing "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi (released almost five years ago). She said that she really likes the music but she doesn't understand Spanish so she asked me what it's all about. Wow, there are some really suggestive lyrics so I interpreted a couple of lines and told her to google the rest. It surprised me that
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2 years ago
cuzx
What an intriguing dream that is (the girl who got a way), Cludgie. I've only been from Rome to the Amalfi Coast, while staying in Naples for a week in 2010. Such a beautiful country with amazing people, a lovely language, and my favorite foods all rolled into one.
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2 years ago
cuzx
I stayed with a family in Prado Churubusco on a six-week study abroad in Mexico after my mission. We took a lot of side trips: San Miguel de Allende (on the way to DF), Teotihuacan, Cuernavaca, Taxco, and Acapulco. I came home a week early to meet my future in-laws, so I had to forego a trip to Oaxaca. In DF, we had a ton of fun, from el Palacio de Bellas Artes and el Bosque de Chapultepec to
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2 years ago
cuzx
If Facebook has one redeeming feature, it's been the chance to reconnect with friends and acquaintances from decades past; for me it's been a select group of teenagers we taught in Argentina, who are now in their early sixties, and my old Army buddies from the 1980s. I would love to see the former again, outside of any church context. I had a chance in 2010, while my daughter worked for Delta
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2 years ago
cuzx
118. NLE
I’m going to remember that (Near Love/Life Experience). In a way, it matches up with my daughter’s Christmas present to me: “There Is Never Anything But The Present & Other Inspiring Words if Wisdom” by Alan Watts.
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2 years ago
cuzx
On To Something Good by Ashley Monroe “I’m better moving on than going back” Can you relate? :)
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2 years ago
cuzx
I didn’t really learn any juicy words until becoming a public school teacher in the Southland (Orange, San Diego, and Imperial Counties). At one inservice training, they actually gave the faculty a list of curses in Spanish so teachers would know the lingo. I was like LOL!! My first department chair in Encinitas used to say, ¡Ay, La chingada!, which is my favorite curse phrase in Spanish :)
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