I guess "Amigo" has been around a little more than a year now. It started one day as a game when I drew some eyes and a mouth on my hand and gave the little guy a name and a voice. At first, Bilingual Baby spoke English to him, and Amigo turned to look at … Continue reading Introducing Amigo
Over the weekend, Andrea and I traded more words and phrases in English and Spanish than we normally would trade in months.
When Josephine was born Joe called her his "tocaya." This is a word we don't have in English...
There’s no better medicine than a story.
I got to speak at the 2017 awards ceremony for El Niño y El Cuento, a kids writing contest in Spanish. I'd been asked to be a judge and somehow my red face found itself sharing the stage with the Consul General of Mexico here in Austin. Here are my remarks, which sum up what … Continue reading El Niño y El Cuento
There were some days in the beginning that my head hurt in the same way it did those first few weeks of studying abroad, hit with total Spanish immersion.