bilingual, Nature, writing

October Poetry Challenge/Reto poetico de octubre

Time for the Monthly Fake Flamenco poetry challenge! This October we will write a haiku. (información en español abajo) This poetry form originates in Japan, but it is practiced the world over. It is composed of three lines: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. The theme is something that fascinates you in nature; an experience, […]

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Texas, writing

Throwback Thursday: The Austin Years

I went to school in Austin, Texas. That was the city where I met a man from the Bay Area who changed my life. October 1st is when we celebrate the anniversary of our first date. Evan selected the locations for our outing and lunch. If he was trying to impress me, he succeeded. I’ve […]

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blogging, writing

Awesome Japanese Literature Post

Time to recognize the post of the week! The ¡Olé¡ Medallion goes to Diana at Thoughts on Papyrus. Diana’s excellent, informative post is organized in such a way to make Japanese Literature accessible to Western audiences who may have little background in Eastern writings. That’s me to a T. Her post “Japanese Literature Recommendations for […]

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blogging, writing

Celebrating My 300th Post!

This milestone is 30 months in the making! In the last nine months I’ve blogged every three days. That is a good rhythm for me. To celebrate I’ve written a silly poem about Fake Flamenco. Fake Flamenco Free as a worda squeaky cheese curdSpanish sound for vowelsflamingo pink fowlsDancin’ flamencoyes don’t you say noclap with […]

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