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June 16, 2019

Life is always an education.

The best teachers are always learning.

And some of the best lessons come from some of the most unlikely places.

The other day I was paddleboarding when I witnessed a cormorant attempt to swallow the eel it just caught. The task proved challeng...

June 5, 2018

This story has a little bit of language and a lot of heart.  Tricia, a Spanish teacher in Minnesota, and I collaborated on this story as well.  Tricia, thank you for trusting me with your story.

It was the end of May.  It was a long, but good school year and I was...

May 14, 2018

This post will already be longer than most, but the story is cool, and the story within the story - even cooler.

Reader's Digest version of what all went down:

1.  I read a post on Facebook by a Spanish teacher in Minnesota and was inspired to write a story.

2....

May 11, 2018

Two guys named Pedro and I walked into the supermarket...  Sounds like the beginning of a joke.  But it wasn't at all.  I didn't know it at the time, but it was a pretty momentous occasion.

The Pedros wanted to buy a cake.  It was the birthday of one of them....

May 1, 2018

Imagínate.  Imagine.

Imagine you leave your native land and set forth on an arduous journey to an new one in search of a better life.  

Imagine arriving in the new land with no money or a job, yet with three young children for whom you are responsible to raise.

Now imagin...

April 27, 2018

A writing teacher told me recently, "if the author isn't moved by what's going on in the story, the reader won't be either."

The story behind the jersey story (now in three languages: English, Spanish and French), was a small act of kindness from one young boy to anothe...

April 26, 2018


Entrepreneurism is inversely proportional to my own love (cough, cough) of self-promotion.  But, when something good is going on, people need to know.  You people.  Anybody-who-reads-this people, or others with whom you might share.

This morning I wrote a che...

April 19, 2018

Two Mondays this month I have had the opportunity - and the pleasure - to volunteer at Building One Community close to where I live in Connecticut.  I served as an interpreter for the volunteer accountants helping the Spanish-speakers with tax preparation.  The operati...

March 25, 2018

You would think that a person who loves the peeps so much would be taking photos of them left and right!  I didn't, so enjoy a few reviews...  

On Friday I had the pleasure and the honor of spending the afternoon with yet another spectacular group of teenagers...

March 20, 2018

Someday I'm going to be really good at this tech stuff so you can see all of the images next to each other like I imagine in my head!

So I wrote a book, Los tres amigos/Three Friends about a love triangle involving, wait for it...three friends.  

In wanting to...

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