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You Say Lima, I Say Limón

June 15, 2011


Who doesn’t love Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ roller-skating dance number from Shall We Dance?  In case you haven’t enjoyed it before, this video definitely deserves the next 4 minutes of your life: It’s a funny love story with which I think we can all  relate a little: he’s a ballet dancer, she’s into tap.  […]

On Seasons, Spring, and Dreams

May 3, 2011


Ah, May.  My favorite month of the year.  This might not be a typical May for many… Back in Minnesota, I hear there were flurries and blurries on this past Mayday weekend.  Not to mention all those tornadoes in the southern U.S.  Here in El Salvador, instead of the old adage that “April showers brings […]

On Finding a Relationship Totem

April 18, 2011


In The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron encourages aspiring artists to find a personal a personal totem for their creativity: “Choose an artist totem.  It might be a doll, a stuffed animal, a carved figurine, or a wind-up toy.  The point is to choose something you immediately feel a protective fondness toward.  Give your totem a place […]

On Eating Together

April 8, 2011


Lately, as I’ve been teaching classes at odd hours and Juan’s been running around busy with the family business as well as tourism meetings, our usual ritual of sharing meals has gone by the wayside.  For starters, early-morning English lessons have me running out the door right as Juan’s waking up.  There goes breakfast.  Usually, […]