Julie and I discussed the challenges of learning foreign languages. Julie speaks English, obviously, and has also learned Portuguese, Spanish, but feels challenged by French. We also discussed the challenges of being a teacher and how teachers are respected, or not, and how they are not paid well varying from culture to culture. Julie loves Portuguese and especially Bossa Nova !

Dining out in Joinville with friends and family in 2014. From left, Julie and her lovely family, a group pic (that’s me bottom right in orange shirt sitting next to Julie), and another group pic (me top left next to Julie and her hubby).