Liebster Award

  The Rules Thank the person who nominated you. Answer 11 questions about yourself provided by you nominator—or 11 random facts. Nominate 5-11 fellow bloggers with fewer than 1000 followers who you think deserve the award. Create a new list of questions for your nominees. List the rules in your post. Let your nominees know […]

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Mexico’s Presidential Elections: Goodbye to the PRI?

A very interesting blog post from Pulse News Mexico on the recent election of AMLO and what the results could mean for one of the oldest political parties in the world. At the presidential residence of Los Pinos, President Enrique Peña Nieto and his cabinet met during the afternoon of the elections to receive the bad news […]

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Update on the Fuego Volcano Eruption in Guatemala

    Check NYTimes for side by side before and after photos. You can read my original post on the El Fuego eruption here. Just days after El Fuego erupted (Jun 3, 2018), another Guatemalan volcano increased in activity.  The Pacaya Volcano, located less than 20 miles from El Fuego, began expelling lava on June […]

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Pablo Neruda’s “The Sea”

The sea, the ocean, the beach is a part of my soul.  Some of my happiest memories are tied to the sea.  I’ve sat on the sand and pondered life.  I’ve walked along the shore and felt peace.  I’ve gazed out into the horizon and felt melancholy.  I’ve played in the water and experienced utter […]

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Reblog: The Astounding Size, Sound and Beauty of Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier

I’ve shared some of Caroline Helbig’s amazing photos from Argentina, with you before.  And I have to do it again.  She brings Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier alive in an astounding manner.  The stunning pictures, her vivid worded descriptions and the awe that comes through in her post, all make for a fantastic showcase of an ice […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony | with bonus Spanish Lesson

It’s almost the weekend again and I’ve got a Friday Song for you… La canción de viernes: Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony This New York native proudly claims his Puerto Rican heritage and has produced songs in both English and Spanish.  Vivir Mi Vida was released in July 2013. This next video shows you the lyrics in […]

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Spanish Lesson 4: Typing in Accents

Hola, ¡Bienvenidos a la clase! Today we’re talking about accents: Not unique vocal inflections but special characters added to letters. 😉 Accents are important! I’ve often had students complain about how difficult it is to insert special characters when typing up their Spanish assignements.  Many have tried to submit work bereft of the necessary accents, tildes […]

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