In general, I try to keep my academic career separate from this website, but my stance on that may be changing a bit, since there’s quite a bit of overlap. This brief post is just to share a book review … Continue reading Book Review: “Imagined Truths: Realism in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture”
Embracing what’s good about another culture without following blindly Continue reading Contemplating Snobbery and Stereotypes Over Calimochos
500 years later, millions of us still feel its impact Continue reading Ignacio de Loyola Was Shot in the Leg with a Cannonball
A visit to “La Fontana de Oro” played a pivotal role in my love of Spanish literature Continue reading The Night I Met Benito Pérez Galdós in an Irish Pub in Madrid
The Portrayal of Spain in Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” Continue reading Fiestas, Bullfighting, and Wine
Designed by famed Spanish architect, the museum alone is worth a visit to Milwaukee Continue reading The Milwaukee Art Museum: Santiago Calatrava’s Masterpiece
A comparison of attempts to turn oneself into a legend Continue reading Don Quijote’s Emulation vs. Captain America’s Imitation of Heroes
A meditation on “La noche oscura” (“Dark Night of the Soul”), by San Juan de la Cruz Continue reading Searching for God in the Darkness
How a pandemic or mid-life crisis makes us return to the classics Continue reading Reconsidering Don Quijote
Surprisingly delicious combinations of flavors in a unique coffee drink from Cartagena, Spain Continue reading Have you tried a “café asiático”?
A study of free will in “Abre los ojos,” “Niebla,” and “La vida es sueño” Continue reading Could My Life Be a Game or a Dream?
Virtual visits in the era of Covid Continue reading Walking Around Madrid