It is Father’s Day and once again I am away from my father. I’m away from Albuquerque, in fact. (I am writing this in a little café near the Back Bay Fens – sneaking a break from lectures on admixture mapping, Hapmap browsers, and… Continue
I’ve been thinking about bilingualism a fair amount these days. Like so many families I know, my family is a mix of monolinguals and bilinguals. In these parts, most of us are familiar with Spanglish – that mix of Spanish and English that is used all over Albuquerque, but especially in communities like Barelas, Los Griegos, and the South Valley.
When I moved to New Mexico for graduate school, three things intrigued me about the state: the Santa Fe Opera, Taos, and the fact that renowned feminist artist Judy Chicago, creator of The Dinner Party, lived in Belen.
I had my blog post all planned out for today. On Saturday I would walk over to the Barelas Bridge to watch the Race Down the Rio Grande and perhaps engage in a kinder gentler version of “Jay-walking” to mark the… Continue