— You lived in Columbia, Mexico and Argentina. How did you learn Spanish?
When I was very young, in Columbia, my mom would write out words in Spanish and tape them to the object -- like door (la puerta), car (el coche), cell phone (Teléfono móvil), no, wait a minute, we didn't have cell phones when I was a kid. Hat (sombrero), Let's party! (vamos a la fiesta!)
After living in Columbia for two years we went back to Canada where I went to school and started learning English, Math, Science and even a few words in French. In 6th grade we moved to Mexico and I resumed learning Spanish. This is where I realized that I was a polyglot -- even though I didn't really know what that term meant. I thought it was a kind of rare South American parrot that liked to eat a lot. Polyglot. It's a strange sounding word.