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Found in Translation

Translation is important. Most, I think, would agree. It gives us a way to learn about other cultures, and to share our own. Without translation, we would be restricted to our small, monolingual part of the world. But I think most also believe that translated works, while useful, are only...

Reality Impromptu: A Walking Chronicle of Boston

10/21/2016 || 5:14 pm || Providence, RI Hey Sis, I think I actually want to go to Boston this week. I’m going to catch the 6 o’clock train. I’ll see you for dinner at 7:30.              -Samuel 10/22/2016 || 2:42 pm || Boston, MA Meet for cannolis at Mike’s Pastries...

Letters to Strangers

To the guy on the bus: Lucky that we didn’t linger at the train station any longer than we did, otherwise we would have never made it to the bus stop on time. The bus had been waiting to fill its last two seats, and thankfully we caught it just...

Providence’s Street Sign Gallery

I’m off to an art gallery, Though not in the conventional sense. It doesn’t have a collection that’s limited By wealth Or connections And admission is always free.   All it really takes to be showcased In this, my favorite, gallery is The desire to express oneself (and the humble...


From Spain with Love: A Fairytale from Andalucía

Just a short drive north of Málaga, Bobadilla holds a secret that very few people outside of Spain would know of. But for every day that passes, this place welcomes an increasing number of people who want to learn more about what this farm produces. The award-winning farmer of Finca...

There is More to Lox Than a Bagel and Cream Cheese

Although Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have passed with the month of October, Chanukah has yet to come. This year, the beginning of Chanukah falls on Christmas day, which sends my taste buds into disarray when considering which foods to begin salivating over first – salmon and latkes, or roast...

Entering Van Gogh’s Bedroom

Close my eyes. Breathe. And feel the painter creating every single brushstroke in front of me. Feel each emotion they express by putting that mark on the canvas. Whenever I see a painting on its canvas rather than on a computer screen or a textbook page, I take a deep...

A Day of the Dead in Michoacán

“Pátczuaro” translates to “place where one finds stones that mark the entrance to paradise.” Being the “entrance to paradise” means that it is the first place where souls from the underworld stop when coming back for the Day of the Dead. It is in this area, west of Mexico City,...

Be Where You Are

“Don’t add too much water because you don’t want it to be too watery. You don’t want to lose all the taste that you are trying to build,” my grandmother Anna says as she stirs the vegetable soup. Her soup, like everything else she crafts in her kitchen, is delicious....