INKLINGS

Jugando con Palabras en Español

David P. Campbell

I was fortunate to grow up in rural Iowa with both a mother and a grandmother who loved language. My grandmother would recite poetry by the hour, especially Wordsworth, and my mother was always playing word games. For example, when I remarried later in life, at the wedding reception—which was reasonably posh, with tuxes and all—she passed out little slips of paper with the following poem, explaining, “David always liked this sort of thing”

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This heritage has continued to stimulate me, especially when I recently decided that I had to get serious about learning another language. Our world is becoming ever more ...

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