Top 5 Posts of 2018

Thank you Fake Flamenco readers for a great 2018! Starting from zero in March of this year, I've created a website, published e-says weekly (60 total!), visited blogs and met wonderful people like you. I reveled in writing, commenting, and conversing with readers. Each month of nine blogging was an education for me in how … Continue reading Top 5 Posts of 2018

200,000 People Still Speak Medieval Spanish?

Yes, but why? The short answer is tenacity and tradition. The longer answer begins with a story:  Imagine a decree went out today, that you must either change your religion; or choose between execution and exile. On 31 March 1492, the Jewish population of Spain was given until 31 July to make that decision in … Continue reading 200,000 People Still Speak Medieval Spanish?

Where are you from? Part II

Immigration IQ, Part II Thanks for your responses! What does a US citizen look like? Funny how the people who read my blog could surmise that the answers were not easy to guess. Although race, age and gender don't reveal who is an immigrant, in our daily interactions sometimes we believe we can guess where … Continue reading Where are you from? Part II

Who is an United States immigrant?

Which of these people are immigrants to the United States? Which are citizens? Which are both? Make one guess. Pick one person. How about the woman in blue and white? Citizen, immigrant, or both? Leave your comments below. I'll start, when I met the man in purple, Diego, I guessed he was an immigrant and … Continue reading Who is an United States immigrant?

¿Quién es el o la inmigrante? 1a parte

Cuatro amigos me han contado de su herencia o sus historias de inmigración a los Estados Unidos para el ensayo de esta semana. Mira sus fotos abajo y contesta cinco preguntas al pie de la página por favor. Escoje la(s) letra(s) correspondente(s) de la(s) persona(s) en las fotos para responder. Es posible que haya más … Continue reading ¿Quién es el o la inmigrante? 1a parte