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 … Continue reading Who Built This Lookout?

Baby Steps en Español

We've stuck to our plan and spoken Spanish every Tuesday dinner this month! The three of us were game to try it. Thirty minutes a week was the investment. Here's how it went and the results we've noticed. The conversations felt a little awkward at first. Evan and I usually speak English together. His Spanish … Continue reading Baby Steps en Español

Are Nachos Really Mexican Food?

We ate nachos this week for our Tuesday Spanish conversation dinner. The language during the meal was to be the main focus of this post. Then, I began to wonder if it was a double Spanish dinner. Do nachos originate in Texas or Mexico? I wanted to tell readers  with culinary confidence. For many years … Continue reading Are Nachos Really Mexican Food?

7 Posts to Satisfy Curiosity

Spanish-speaking countries have a lasting fascination for me; culture, language, history, music. In 2018, I researched, collecting notes over a week's time to follow my curiosity about food, science, agriculture, literature, soccer/fútbol and traditional music across the globe where Spanish is spoken and published the results. Here is where my curiosity led me in my … Continue reading 7 Posts to Satisfy Curiosity

Where is Spain’s Oldest Synagogue?

Not surprisingly, it lies in the ancient capital of Spain, Toledo. Although it was built around 1180, and improved in 1260 to make it the central synagogue, Jewish worship only filled the space for 211 of the 839 years it's existed. The temple was one of ten in that city before the 1400s. Currently only … Continue reading Where is Spain’s Oldest Synagogue?

The Bilingual Dream

I'm working hard to make every morning and every evening count in terms of our child's Spanish language exposure. Breakfast en español is working! Our child is speaking Spanish for the majority of sentences while eating coconut yogurt to start the day. I listen without making corrections, as our child has requested. I make encouraging … Continue reading The Bilingual Dream