Memories of family holidays in Argentina in the 90s The seaside resort of Mar del Plata, a five-hour drive south of Buenos Aires, has been my family’s summer favorite destination for decades. Every year, we enjoyed two weeks of unbridled summer vacation fun before returning to school in March, the beginning of autumn in the… Continue reading Childhood Summers
In Defense of Chimichurri
One item on the menu catches my eye: flank steak with Argentinean chimichurri sauce and rosemary potatoes. It evokes the flavors of my home country. I’m happy that I can taste them here in Texas. When I order the steak, our young server start to explain what chimichurri is: a sauce blah blah. “Oh, I… Continue reading In Defense of Chimichurri
Meeting St. Thomas Aquinas
Visiting the tomb of St. Thomas Aquinas in Toulouse, France, brought back memories of philosophy class in college.
Birds are the link between the present, the pandemic and childhood memories.
Postcards then and now
Picture postcards have been replaced by social media. But they still have a role to play in family history.
Childhood memories of feeling helpless with an ailing grandparent.