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”

What’s in a word?

What’s in a word? Well, everything. As anyone who has learned a new language will tell you, words have weight.  A perfectly placed word can make or break a joke. A thoughtful word can “hit the nail on the head” and express exactly what someone is feeling. There are the funny horror stories of confidently expressingContinue reading “What’s in a word?”