The Key to Understanding Gabriel García Márquez

   “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”               -Gabriel García Márquez   Despite having never met Gabriel García Márquez, I have a vivid memory of the Nobel Prize winning author. After spending four years in Gabo’s…

“I have lots of rabies!!”: Linguistic Lessons from Shakespeare and an Expat in Barranquilla

   Learning Spanish is one thing. Learning Spanish in Barranquilla is quite another. The Power of Code-Switching Shakespeare had a knack for demonstrating the power of language through his characters. Whether it was Richard III smooth talking his way into power, or Mark Antony persuading a giant Roman mob to turn against Cassius and Brutus, Shakespeare’s characters emphasize…