10 Traditional Latino and Caribbean Christmas Foods… and drinks!

Feliz Navidad! 12 more days to December 25th!!!!!  Are you getting ready? Are you actually ready?  Wow and hats off to you, if you are! There are lots of things I love about this season and over the next couple of weeks I’ll share some of them, but, for today, I’m going to talk about […]

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Reblog: Birthing Music by Laurie Paternoster

We’re well and properly into the last month of the year.  For many, the Christmas preparations have already begun.  I’ve made a few tentative strides in that area myself, my boys would allow no less.  The tree is up, the crèche is out, the Advent calendar is on countdown and, of course, the excitement is […]

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Spanish Lesson 15: Possessive Pronouns/ Adjectives

Possessive pronouns or Possessive Adjectives   According to Grammarly.com, Possessive Pronouns show that something belongs to someone. The possessive pronouns, in English, are my, our, your, his, her, its, and their. Possessive pronouns simplify constructions that show possession of a noun.  For example: *Peter enjoys reading Peter’s books. It sounds odd to use Peter’s name […]

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SPANGLISH SUNDAY (6)

  Happy Sunday.  I hope your weekend has been enjoyable so far.  If you need a little pick-me-up, however, you may be in the right place.  Here are some Spanglish jokes to make you smile or maybe just help you learn a new word.                       […]

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Friday Canción: Bailando by Enrique Iglesias

  Hola mis amigos.  Es viernes de nuevo.  I hope you have fun plans or at least relaxing plans for your weekend. Welcome back to my Friday Canción feature. I’ve got a well-known, dance inducing song for you today! La canción de viernes: Bailando by Enrique Iglesias   If you’ve ever thought of football as a dance […]

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Pablo Neruda’s “Leaning Into The Afternoons”

Leaning into the afternoons is another poem about love by Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.  The first time I read it, I got a sense of an older person talking to his love.   Perhaps senility was playing its ugly hand and taking his love away bit by bit. ‘The experts” seem to have other ideas, however.  They […]

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Reblog: Lake Titikaka and the Uros on their floating Islands

I saw a documentary once about a group of indigenous peoples who literally built their islands, their homes, out of reeds.  The Uru or Uros are indigenous to the area of Peru and Bolivia and live on islands in the shared Lake Titicaca.  Currently, they live on approximately 120 man-made floating islands in the lake, […]

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Spanish Lesson 14: Adjectives ~ Adjetivos

According to Grammarly.com, Adjectives are words that describe/ modify the qualities or states of being of nouns, egs. enormous, silly, yellow, fun, fast. They can also describe the quantity of nouns: many, few, millions, eleven.  In English the adjectives are usually easy to spot because they come immediately before the nouns they modify. Examples: The enormous structure […]

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