Maya Wiley was in my advanced Spanish class freshman fall at Dartmouth, which for us was 19lkjdflkasjd, wljslkfjslkfas. Interestingly, she also achieved language proficiency in French as well. So to my mind, hearing of her work in politics I think this obscure fact indicates that she is the type who likes to think in diverse ways, and reach out to diverse groups of constituents. There are 50 or more languages spoken in New York, maybe Maya Wiley knows more than these first three*.
Similarly, Kirsten Gillibrand who we knew as Tina Rutnik in Hanover, did language study abroad in China. The Times had reported that she addressed some constituents – running either for President of the USA or for U.S. Senate — in Mandarin.
I was an English major and might have done foreign study in Salamanca, Spain but opted to take a leave term living in Hanover during winter, 19llskjfslk, wljlksdlkd as Literary Director of The Dartmouth, the independent student run newspaper — which was great training for founding of Plastic Alto, this blog.
Maya and Kirsten – -thank you for your service. Disclosure: I gave them both pin money. Pin money in the sense of a Claes Oldenburg installation.
I’m 57. Do the math. Vote Maya Wiley if you are reading this in the 212 the 917 or the 718.
I enjoyed watching the former St. Francis of Mountain View Lancer hoopster Tyler Johnson on tv as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns. He scored a season high 17; I saw him in 2010 for St. Francis; he was Player of The Year for the Lancers by the Daily News even though he was the 6th man.
*Personal to MW: I challenge you to say “I work hard for families and workers” in all 138 languages reported on their recent Census in Queens:
While there is no precise count, some experts believe New York is home to as many as 800 languages far more than the 176 spoken by students in the city’s public schools or the 138 that residents of Queens, New York’s most diverse borough, listed on their 2000 census forms.
Oldenburg bowling pins: