Author Archives for Julie Tetel Andresen

Foreign Accent Syndrome

Foreign Accent Syndrome: Is It Real?

January 30, 2018 4:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Foreign Accent Syndrome? I learned about it yesterday while watching a stand-up special on Netflix, and Tom Segura told a joke about it. Foreign Accent Syndrome: Quick and Dirty Research Immediate google search. It seems Foreign Accent Syndrome is a thing – a rare neurological condition with no known cause and no... read more


endangered languages

Endangered Languages: A Health Issue

January 26, 2018 1:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Endangered languages are intertwined with world-wide social, physical and mental health issues. I offer three examples: Endangered Languages #1: The Case of Mayan in Guatemala An already-available  February 2018 issue of The Lancet, a well-known medical journal, has an article concerning endangered languages and the health outcomes of their speakers... read more


New Zealand Another Seven – a travel blog

January 12, 2018 1:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: 21 Ridgecrest Street, part of “millionaire’s (billionaire’s) row” on Lake Wanaka, South Island. Re/Max NZ listed it for “only $575,000.” Too late! It’s been sold.  There are more than just Ten Things To Know About New Zealand. Here are seven more 1. New Zealand is the billionaire’s bolthole. I became... read more


Queenstown, NZ – a travel blog

January 5, 2018 2:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: Lake Wakatipu with Queenstown nestled around a bay, South Island. The chain of mountains across the top has the memorable name: The Remarkables In our North Island journey from Auckland to Rotorua we saw plenty of gorgeous countryside. For instance, a twenty-minute drive from our hotel in Rotorua... read more