A Love that Blinds / An Ode to Home

I’m sitting in a loft on the edge of Piazza Amadeo in the early morning hours. The twenty-four hour clock on my phone reads 06:07. A rhythmic creak of a bed frame next-door accompanies the whirl of the street cleaners out my window. Here I am in Napoli, Italia. In a city that is truly…

Mother Tongue

As a part of Seattle University’s annual “International Week,” I sat in a crowded boardroom over lunch for a special “Say My Name” workshop (pictured left). Over 850 international students call Seattle University home, from over 60 countries around the world. A few of these students were our teachers this afternoon, helping us with cliff notes on pronunciation for the…