Translation for the Wine Industry

It’s harvest time in California wine country! In fact, the 2021 grape harvest began early this year. I live in Sonoma County, and harvest time can be exciting. As fall colors begin to change and the air turns crisp, we see truckloads of grapes making their way down winding country roads. Floodlights light up vineyardsContinue reading “Translation for the Wine Industry”

Una noche flamenca

This weekend we had the pleasure of seeing David Jenkins (“El Oso”) play flamenco guitar at 215 Main in Point Arena. Not only was it a treat to have a “big” night out here in our new rural setting, but to hear David’s playing was very special. David lived in Spain and studied flamenco guitarContinue reading “Una noche flamenca”

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”

Blue Tango Project

This weekend I had the good fortune to see Blue Tango Project live at the Red Poppy Art House.    Blue Tango Project is the creation of Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and California-raised harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. When Kevin moved to Argentina many years ago, he became inspired by the tango community of BuenosContinue reading “Blue Tango Project”

Around My Neighborhood: Berkeley, California

This is a special post, because it is a collaboration with the wonderful blog The Piri-Piri Lexicon. For blog owner Annabel’s feature called “Show me your neighborhood around the world,” I’m going to take you on a mini trip to Berkeley, California – my hometown. For this post, I have to share a minimum of six pictures of typical scenesContinue reading “Around My Neighborhood: Berkeley, California”