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Blog posts September 2013

An unjust justice system should not be tolerated

Francisco Miraval

She was only 14 when unexpectedly her life changed forever. And she was only 17 when she decided to end her own life. The man responsible for the tragic decision, somebody she trusted, was eventually condemned to 15 years in jail. However, after serving only 30 days, he was free…

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A veces, la justicia resulta muy injusta

Francisco Miraval

La adolescente tenía sólo 14 años cuando repentinamente su vida cambió para siempre. Y tenía sólo 17 años cuando ella decidió poner fin a esa vida. El responsable de la tragedia, alguien en quien ella confiaba, fue condenado a 15 años de cárcel, pero tras solamente 30 días quedó…

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“Bad” students taught me a very good lesson

Francisco Miraval

A few weeks ago, two female students came late to my early morning class. Not only they were late, they were also dressed as if they were coming from a party. And they were tired. In fact, they were so tired they slept during the first half of the class and they left before the …

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“Malas” estudiantes me enseñaron buenas lecciones

Francisco Miraval

Recientemente, dos estudiantes llegaron tarde a una clase que enseño por la mañana. Y no se trató sólo de la tardanza, sino que ambas estudiantes estaban vestidas de fiesta y claramente cansadas. De hecho, prácticamente dormitaron durante la primera mitad de la clase y luego, an…

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It seems our “Earthship” needs better pilots

Francisco Miraval

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity of visiting a community near Taos, New Mexico, called EarthShip, where natural and recycled materials are used to build homes, and those homes do not depend on public services to provide water or electricity for the use of the family who li…

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Parece que la “nave tierra” necesita mejores pilotos

Francisco Miraval

Recientemente tuve la oportunidad de visitar, cerca de Taos, Nuevo México, una comunidad conocida como EarthShip, o NaveTierra en español, que promueve el uso de materiales naturales y reciclados para construir casas que  no dependen de servicios públicos, como agua o electri…

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Words you don’t hear, objects you don’t see

Francisco Miraval

A recent study published by a cognitive scientist and psychologist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison shows that language has a strong influence on the visual information we process. In other words, “Words can play a powerful role in what we see,” according to Dr. Ga…

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Lo que no podemos decir, no podemos ver

Francisco Miraval

Un nuevo estudio, realizado por un científico y psicólogo de la Universidad de Wisconsin en Madison, indica que el lenguaje ejerce una marcada influencia en la información visual que recibimos. Dicho de otro modo, “las palabras desempeñan un poderoso papel en lo que vemos”, segú…

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