The Price of Forgetting

What is the price of forgetting? “The Silence of Others” tells us that, for many parts of history, the price of “forgetting” is too high. “Es simplemente un olvido. Una amnistía de todos para todos. Un olvido de todos para todos. Una ley puede establecer el olvido, pero ese olvido ha de bajar a todaContinue reading “The Price of Forgetting”

Bits & Pieces

Hello everyone! I hope you’re well and beginning to enjoy a bit more outdoor time if health restrictions are starting to relax in your area. Here where I live on the Sonoma Coast in Northern California, much remains closed. Luckily, daily neighborhood walks and lots of time in the garden are keeping me sane. IContinue reading “Bits & Pieces”

Film: “Pain and Glory”

In the spirit of my previous blog post, today I’m sharing my thoughts on Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, “Dolor y Gloria” (“Pain and Glory”). Antonio Banderas is nominated for an Oscar for his role as Salvador Mallo, an aging director in the process of reflecting back upon his life. Asier Etxeandia plays an actor withContinue reading “Film: “Pain and Glory””

Film: Todos lo saben

“Todos lo saben” (English title: “Everybody Knows”) is a Spanish-language psychological thriller from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. I was completely riveted during the whole film! “Todos lo saben” stars Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Bárbara Lennie and Argentinean actor Ricardo Darín—as well as a pretty exceptional supporting cast. I had a feeling this movie would haveContinue reading “Film: Todos lo saben”

Springtime Rituals

Our part of Northern California received heavy rain this winter. While lots of rain is a blessing to this often-parched part of the country, it resulted in quite a few gloomy days after the initial, exuberant rain celebrations had worn off. Now it’s officially spring here in the Northern Hemisphere – we made it! ApartContinue reading “Springtime Rituals”

Rosalía

One of the big winners this year at the Latin Grammys was Rosalía Vila Tobella, a 25-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter from Catalonia, Spain. Wait – you ask. A flamenco singer….from Catalonia?? Yes, A flamenco singer from Catalonia who is bringing her own style of “nuevo flamenco” mixed with hip-hop and pop to the forefront. Many sayContinue reading “Rosalía”