Spanish Culture and Language

¡Olé! Baila, Baila. Olé! Dance, Dance!

Happy International Flamenco Day! To celebrate, I’m sharing photos from a wonderful evening in Granada, Spain our friends provided to our family when we visited in 2013. Srta. Guerrero began dancing when she was three. Her mother taught flamenco at Carmen de las Cuevas. Patricia Guerrero is one of the foremost flamenco dancers in Spain. […]

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Spanish Culture and Language, The Americas

Land of the Free

We study US history in school, learning about our valiant founding fathers. At baseball games we sing our national anthem that hails the United States as the “land of the free.” Is it? Was it founded upon the ideals of freedom for all people? Women of any race, African Americans and American Indians weren’t the […]

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Spanish Culture and Language, travel

25 Years Ago Today

Evan and I went on our first date in 1994. While we were going to UT Austin, we met at a party in 1993. First we dated each other’s colleagues. He and I were friends for a year and email pen pals for two months when internet mail was new. Correspondence was key to us […]

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food, Spanish Culture and Language

How Do You Say Waffle in Spanish?

Hmm, it didn’t sound right to say, el wafle, as several books and translation sites suggested. When dictionaries came up empty on this breakfast essential, we invented a name. Once the term stuck, I learned that Spaniards use the word el gofre. En nuestra casa es pan cuadrado – In our home it’s bread of […]

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blogging, Humor, writing

3 Ways to Detect and Deflect Hackers

Is your website safe from evil hackers? If you’re wonderblogger, you’ve a secure password and the double authentication feature that sends a magic passcode to your phone. Great! Is it enough to protect your cybercastle? I’d say no. With both those moats in place, sneaky invaders have attacked my castle and attempted to ransack my […]

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