Why the Madison soccer (football) team of course! For a joke snowdrift deep in irony, our professional soccer team Forward Madison has a pink flamingo as its mascot. “The world’s second favorite team” has inspired loyalty since their start date in May 2018 and a rosy throng of yard decorations has sprung up all over […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Saw a Longreads post this morning I wanted to share with you. Candace Rose Rardon captures the essence of Uruguay in The Country Where Fútbol Comes First — Longreads. Although Uruguay did not go onto the finals of the World Cup this year, her words and drawings channel their passion. ¡Gol!
Uruguay, a small nation with a deep-seated passion for soccer, is the inspiration for any underdog vying to win a World Cup.
Dear Amigos, I’ve watched the World Cup for decades. I’ve missed the Copa América every time. In looking up the Uruguayan team history, I’ve uncovered their not-so-secret past. Uruguay has won the Americas Cup 15 times! That’s more than Argentina; that’s more than Brasil. Uruguay is a very small country; population only 3.2 million! The […]Read more
10. Couldn’t hear the ping over the fireworks. 9. Turned off my phone when we watched Incredibles 2. 8. Baby in kiddie pool photos were waaaay cuter! 7. A squirrel stole my iPhone. 6. My device is safely in a wetbag; I’m canoeing. 5. Splash! Lost my phone down the loo. 4. Traffic is […]Read more