Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Trill of It All

Remember your high school Spanish? Remember how hard it was to make the “r” sound? It’s easy, we were told. Sure, it was: you just had to make the tip of your tongue vibrate against the back of your front … Continue reading

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Weather or Not, We Like It

In September when we moved to Portugal, we were awash in romanticism at the prospect of living in a two hundred-year-old stone cottage on a farm. Church bells tolled the hour, sunlight glinted on the pristine swimming pool, and a hundred goats cavorted … Continue reading

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