Monthly Archive: June 2013

Spanish Artists: Gaudi

        It was good to see that Google’s home page on Tuesday, June 25th was in homage to a great Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudí, who lived from the mid 1800’s to the first quarter of the 20th century. He resided and did most of his work in the eastern part of Spain, in the province …

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My favorite contemporary Spanish authors

Reading is not only enjoyable, but it is one of the most wonderful exercises you can do for your brain. I love summer time because that’s when I have more time to devote to reading. When my kids were younger, they had enforced reading time daily, with longer reading periods in the summer (they could …

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What do eating corn on the cob, doing puzzles and writing novels have in common?

Well, for me, a lot. Let’s begin with corn on the cob. On a warm fall day, my second year at college, sitting at the dining hall table eating rice—just kidding—eating corn on the cob, a friend turned to me and said, “Christy, I have never seen anyone eat corn on the cob the way …

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Santander in the news!

  This is really cool—my novel is set in Santander, and this city was just featured on NPR. I first went to Santander in 1986 to visit my roommate over winter break. Blanca was a small framed girl who wore large glasses and smoked too much, and she hailed from this city. We were studying …

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