Humor, Spanish Culture and Language

Is Friday the 13th Lucky?

A decade ago, a friend told me that she had changed her mind about Friday the 13th; not the movie with lots of ketchup, the calendar date. She decided it would be a day of blessings. I realized she was right, and that convinced me to rewind my tape on the whole affair. We create […]

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bilingual, Spanish Culture and Language, travel

Which Language Do You Choose?

Your fairy godmother is back in town! In Spanish she’s your Hada Madrina. This week she’ll grant you the wish to speak the language of your choice immediately, no vocabulary drills or 1001 Verbs to prepare. She waves her wand and it goes online! If you could speak any language fluently overnight, what would it […]

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food, Spanish Culture and Language

How Do You Say Waffle in Spanish?

Hmm, it didn’t sound right to say, el wafle, as several books and translation sites suggested. When dictionaries came up empty on this breakfast essential, we invented a name. Once the term stuck, I learned that Spaniards use the word el gofre. En nuestra casa es pan cuadrado – In our home it’s bread of […]

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Gardening, The Americas

Can We Bee Friends?

The Wisconsin weather is sunny and warm, perfect for gardening. Yesterday I saw and heard many bees in our wildflower patch. Green-headed coneflower is the bees’ knees. The buzz is, “Hey, move over. This is my flower!” My favorite dual pink phlox variety; bold white hosta flowers; champion reblooming purple campanula Single blooms; pink, yellow, […]

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blogging, Humor, writing

3 Ways to Detect and Deflect Hackers

Is your website safe from evil hackers? If you’re wonderblogger, you’ve a secure password and the double authentication feature that sends a magic passcode to your phone. Great! Is it enough to protect your cybercastle? I’d say no. With both those moats in place, sneaky invaders have attacked my castle and attempted to ransack my […]

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