Architecture, The Americas

The Cutest Isthmus Little Free Library

What began in Hudson, Wisconsin and has spread worldwide? You may have guessed from the title, the Little Free Library movement! The founder in Hudson, Todd Bol, decided that one way to promote literacy and community was to form a book exchange where anyone could take a book or leave a book. My neighbor and […]

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Architecture, Nature, The Americas

8 Postcards from my Happy Place

I’m still thinking of the lake. We were there a month ago. If I close my eyes, I smell the woods; leaves, moss, and fresh oxygen. I hear wind rushing through the trees. I see my fingers dangling from a canoe into rust-colored waters; el lago donde reside mi alma; the lake where my soul […]

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Architecture, Spanish Culture and Language

Who Built This Lookout?

Nearly twenty years ago, we spent our honeymoon in Puerto Rico. They call it the isle of enchantment, and we agree it’s a wonderful place. A key landmark of San Juan is Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the fortress known as El Morro. We spent an afternoon walking around taking cutesy pictures of each other […]

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