Celebrating, Oaxaca Style

Over the Thanksgiving break my husband and I went to Oaxaca to attend a close friend’s wedding. The city was as colorful and lively as always – bright paint colors everywhere you look, the sound of bandas playing in the distance, and markets to fill your senses for days. Here are a few photos fromContinue reading “Celebrating, Oaxaca Style”

A Leer: Books for 2015

¡Feliz año nuevo! This post is all about books I hope to check out in 2015, and particularly books related to the experiences of individuals in Spain and Latin America…. 1. To begin, Jardín, written by Chilean author Pablo Simonetti, tells the story of three siblings’ difficult decision to move their mother out of the family homeContinue reading “A Leer: Books for 2015”

Delivering Good News

The title of this new post sounds suspiciously religious, but it’s not! I’m offering a roundup of some good, positive things that have been going on in the Spanish-speaking world. In the summertime and other vacation days, I spend a lot more time listening to news on the radio or perusing news stories online. As weContinue reading “Delivering Good News”

A Love Letter to Oaxaca

Most of us have a place, somewhere in the world, that so entices us and draws us in that we return to it in our mind over and over again. For you, it may be a beach on a faraway island. It could be your hometown. It could be a city you lived in orContinue reading “A Love Letter to Oaxaca”

Bullfights. Love ’em? Hate ’em?

Bullfights. Love them? Hate them? Not sure? Well, there are lots of opinions swirling around about bullfighting these days. Here are some highlights in the news…and my opinion further down. Patricia McCormick, the first woman bullfighter from North America, passed away in 2013: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/us/patricia-mccormick-bullfighter-who-defied-gender-roles-dies-at-83.html?ref=bullfighting The Spanish senate just passed a law recognizing bullfighting as aContinue reading “Bullfights. Love ’em? Hate ’em?”

Calavera Love

Día de los Muertos is just around the corner. Last year I posted pictures from here in San Francisco. This year I’m sharing some lovely, unique images. ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos! Photo 1 credit: photopin.com Photo 2 credit: Illustration by Jose Pulido Art Photo 3 credit: Wayne Hunthausen Photography Photo 4 credit: Linocut by Lori DeanContinue reading “Calavera Love”