Category Archives: Other Stuff

January 13

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Window in La Casa que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

December 23

Weekly Photo Challenge, (table for) ONE

Last week I showed three women around a table for “community“- here is my interpretation of ONE…

Lasesana’s GBU List for Sunday December 22, 2013

A daily round-up of the best and worst news The good From National Geographic: Rain Forest Warriors: How Indigenous Tribes Protect the Amazon From Reddit: Friend’s daughter is afraid of monsters in her closet. The doctor had the pharmacy fill this for her. From NPR: For Two Young Doctors, Working On Christmas Was A Privilege […]

Lasesana’s GBU list for Saturday, December 21, 2013

A list of the best and worst in today’s news. The good From the New York Times: Setting the Table for a Regal Butterfly Comeback, With Milkweed From 6 Ancient Tributes to the Winter Solstice From NPR: They’re Back! Chesapeake Oysters Return To Menus After Rebound The best rant of the week, from the cult of […]

December 19

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

Community:  kəˈmyo͞onitē noun 1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. 2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. This is a picture of my husband’s aunts and their best friend in the town of Kranidi, Greece. We had […]

December 10

My first DIY holiday wreath

This is my first attempt at decorating a Christmas wreath. I used a few old ornaments I had from a few years ago.  LOVING IT!   See more DIY Christmas ideas

November 03

New advanced Spanish language resource page

I just added an advanced Spanish Literature resource page to It is a collection of essays, books summaries, and class discussions from my MA in Spanish Languages and Literatures, from 2002 to 2004. Everything is in Spanish. It was part of my Spanish language website, but I’m consolidating, and didn’t want all that work […]

Bloggers: writers, cooks, cyclists helping each other on Facebook

February 27, 2013 – A Facebook page can be a great way to grow your readership and exposure.  However, your page is only as successful as the number of people who have “liked” it.  When someone likes your page, any update, link, picture and video that you post appears on that person’s main Facebook feed. So […]

The Many Versions of A Visit From St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas)

WASHINGTON DC, December 23, 2012- Few works of literature have had as many alternate versions written as Clement Clarke Moore‘s A Visit From St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas).  Here are a few of the ones I’ve found. My favorite by far is the Spanglish version, for obvious reasons: A Spanglish ‘Twas the Night […]

December 22

10 DIY Christmas Ideas (It’s not too late!)

From my column at the Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON DC, December 21, 2012- If you haven’t done it all for Christmas yet, don’t fret.  There’s still time to for that perfect gift or the perfect touch for your holiday party.  All of the links that follow lead to tutorials or pictures of easy crafts and inspiration […]