The Americas

5 Wise Quotes from a Great Leader

Every January in the United States, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I admire how Dr. King stood up for civil rights with his words, his actions and his life. His quotes continue to be relevant to social struggles in the United States and around the globe. Non-violent protests across Latin […]

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Chile, Spanish Culture and Language

What If Girls Rode Bikes?

What if more girls, particularly more Chilenas, rode bicycles? The question and the answer began in Santiago, Chile. Two activists asked themselves, “How can we change girls’ lives?” Their answer was simple and profound; with bicycles. María Paz Castillo and Fernanda Martínez worked together in 2018 to kick off a Santiago Cycling Event for Girls and […]

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The Americas

St. Paul Bell Natural History Museum

The Bell Museum of Natural History opened its new St. Paul site in 2018 after 140 years in its Minneapolis location. The museum moved from one side of the Twin Cities’ University of Minnesota campus to the other. I attended the Bell Museum in Minneapolis as a child. The previous incarnation of the museum relied […]

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blogging, Spanish Culture and Language

Thanks a Bunch All of You!

Gracias for a great 2019, dear readers. I appreciate you all. I like the browsing visitors, I’m quite fond of those who click “like” and I love our faithful commenters and followers. I am uplifted by our conversations and your support means a bunch to me. Olé! Many thanks to the top three sites referring readers […]

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Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

Choir!Choir!Choir! Singing in San Diego/Tijuana

October 13, 2019, the Canadian group Choir!Choir!Choir! organized a singalong at the San Diego/Tijuana border between the United States and Mexico. The group and the audience sang the Beatles’ “A Little Help from my Friends” in English and Spanish. The show united 800 hearts and voices. Here’s a video of the concert: Click Suzanne’s Mom’s […]

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