América invertida

A group of us Spanish-speakers in my workplace have begun a monthly chat and social time, usually focused on a particular article, book, or film. We discuss topics related to Latin America and Spain, and reflect on our experiences as Spanish speakers here in California. Our first meeting focused on the idea of “pegarle deContinue reading “América invertida”

Thoughtful Gifts

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and with the plethora of shopping options available it is easy to become overwhelmed. How to buy thoughtful gifts? And thoughtful to whom? Being an artist, I personally make the effort to support artisans from around the world when I have the chance and want to buy something special forContinue reading “Thoughtful Gifts”

Latin America in Words and Pictures

The New York Times currently has a special series that highlights Latin America in words and pictures. “Latin America Through a Lens” takes you to five locations: Mexico, Nicaragua, Chile, Colombia, and Guatemala. I especially like the article and photos about Bogotá, Colombia, as it ties in with a documentary I recently saw called Urbanized. Part of the filmContinue reading “Latin America in Words and Pictures”