history, Spanish Culture and Language

14 Greats Who Passed in 2019

Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, is a holiday that is gaining popularity in the United States. In honor of this celebration of those who have passed on, in our home I make displays dedicated to deceased family members, see this post for examples. Outside in the front yard, I make an art […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead is similar to a celebration called All Saints’ Day, a Christian holiday honoring those who have passed on. However, parts of Día de los Muertos predate the Native Peoples of the Americas contact with Europeans. In a tradition more than three thousand years old, the Maya and 40 more indigenous civilizations […]

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Living Abroad, travel

Nineteen Years Ago Today

Nineteen years ago today, I stood on the banks of the Río Frío and exchanged wedding vows with the sweetest, smartest, funniest guy I’ve met. In front of our family and friends, we promised our bond would be unbroken in this adventure called life. We met while we studied in Austin. To respect the miracle […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

Our Butterfly Rest Stop

Although the grace and beauty of all butterflies is captivating, monarchs are magical. Their bright orange color, their black bordered wings with alluring spots are a bouquet for the eyes. As a child, when the school year began in Minnesota I remember them arriving in numbers to rest a bit and grab a snack in […]

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