Renacimiento/Rebirth: Strengthening Weaving Traditions in Guatemala

I recently translated a great loan for Kiva.org in which a Guatemalan woman was seeking a loan to purchase traditional huipiles (tunics), fajas (wraps), and cortes (skirts) to sell. The very next morning while listening to the radio I learned about a revival and strengthening of weaving traditions in Guatemala among a group of youngContinue reading “Renacimiento/Rebirth: Strengthening Weaving Traditions in Guatemala”

¿Dónde jugarán los niños?

For me, the last few days in the U.S. have been hellish/disappointing/scary. Last Friday I went to hear Maná in Oakland and it was a breath of fresh air. How wonderful to hear people on a stage actually speaking the truth. Your could feel the collective relief and agreement in the arena. Here’s a video with lyrics toContinue reading “¿Dónde jugarán los niños?”

Summer movies

Summer’s here and right now that means movie catch-up. I have a long list of films to see, especially since I can’t remember the last time I went to the movie theater! Before my three movie recommendations, a question: Do you know a student who is studying Spanish? If so, tell them about SpanishDict’s “Beca Traductor”. ThisContinue reading “Summer movies”

Primavera

After some much-needed rain here in Northern California, spring has sprung. This has been a challenging month for me so the springtime blooms and sunnier days are especially welcome. As for celebrating, I would love to take part in one of these springtime festivals one day… Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.   Semana Santa inContinue reading “Primavera”

Mi camino al español: Mallory Powers

I’m very happy to share this second feature of Mi Camino al español/My Spanish Journey! Mi Camino al español is a series in which I profile individuals who have learned Spanish as a second (or third…or fourth…) language. Read about why these inspiring people decided to learn Spanish, how they became fluent, and the ways they maintain a connection with the SpanishContinue reading “Mi camino al español: Mallory Powers”

Mi camino al español: Malika Omawale

Welcome to the first installment of Mi Camino al español/My Spanish Journey! Mi Camino al español will be a series in which I profile individuals who have learned Spanish as a second (or third…or fourth…) language. Read about why these inspiring people decided to learn Spanish, how they became fluent, and the ways they maintain a connection with the Spanish language andContinue reading “Mi camino al español: Malika Omawale”