As some of you know, I have been working very hard to get institutional support for this largely independent digital life narrative project – Well we finally made it to the “portada” or Home page of the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez. There is an article in Spanish, some photographs – and a TV interview.
In the eleven years I have been in Puerto Rico I have been interviewed on public TV and radio about ten times regarding various publishing projects that I launched. The hosts of these shows – mainly interview me in Spanish. Now I can read Spanish pretty well. I can speak in simple sentences and be understood. I can listen to Spanish and as long as the person is speaking slowly and Im not in a noisy room – I can understand from 50 – 90% depending on the topic. The variable is that percentage that I don’t understand – and in my years there I have unknowingly accepted a job, ordered four pounds of meat rather than 1/4 of a pound adn paid for it anyway out of embarrassment – among other more and less serious misunderstandings –
Imagine talking about something you are very passionate about – to a Spanish speaking audience and then being interviewed in Spanish – ? ON TV! Mind boggling –
In this interview, my host interviews in Spanish but provides a short summary – in English – I think the show did a very good job of summarizing the project and its value overall.
Please Enjoy – 🙂