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The exotic meeting Posted by on Oct 12, 2011

A little while ago, Judith Meyer organized an event in Berlin somewhat similar to my meeting: Urba Semajnfino (City Weekend). Find out what’s different in her meeting from mine in her own words. I love diversity. I love trying new food, new drinks, new activities that are popular in another part of the world… it’s…

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Esperanto in Harrisburg, PA (Nov 19-20, 2011) Posted by on Oct 5, 2011

In 2009, when I last visited the USA, I wanted to meet a new Esperanto speaker in Williamsport, PA and invited him to join Judith and me for lunch in Harrisburg at an Indian restaurant called Passage to India. On a lark, I informed a friend in New Jersey about it and he decided to…

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10 years ago: Welcome to Esperantoland! Posted by on Sep 30, 2011

Let’s go back in time back to 2001. Why? That was my first Esperanto meeting, in August 2001… To put things in perspective, I first heard about Esperanto in January 2001, then started learning Esperanto the next month, and founded the Esperanto Wikipedia in November 2001. Busy year! Well, I wrote an article about that…

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“IJK is the people” Posted by on Aug 4, 2011

[Ĉi tiu artikolo legeblas en la originala Esperanto ĉe Libera Folio.] Today I’m happy to have Carolin Weemeyer with me, a 29-year-old teacher in Germany who participated in the International Youth Conference of Esperanto (IJK) in Kiev. She provides us with an analysis of the previous IJK and the IJKs in general. The above citation…

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Language Festival with Esperanto beer! Posted by on Feb 23, 2011

Have you heard of a language festival before? If you’ve never heard of that, think of what that could mean. In 2004, I was invited to Russia to participate in a language festival in Volgograd. There was an introduction where they introduced all the speakers and the languages they were presenting. They took over a…

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New format at NASK after 40 years Posted by on Jan 25, 2011

Today, I have Ellen Eddy with me who runs the North American Summer Esperanto Institute (in Esperanto: Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro, NASK) which is an Esperanto course always run at an American university where people come from around the world to learn Esperanto intensively for a few weeks. I actually attended it myself in Brattleboro, Vermont…

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Getting to JES: Youth Esperanto Week Posted by on Dec 29, 2010

Greetings from snowy Burg in Spreewald! So, why would I be writing you from a youth hostel in the middle of the Spreewald (Spree forest)? Because I’m currently attending one of the largest Esperanto youth meetings in the world, JES (Junulara E-Semajno, Youth Esperanto Week). If you want to learn about the history of JES…

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