As part of one of my faculty development courses for the university I work for, I’m tasked with writing a first draft of my teaching philosophy. I thought I’d keep a copy here.
Though I love languages, language learning, and language teaching, I have come to realize that language can be limiting. Most communication requires much more than spoken or written language to serve its purpose. Facial expressions, tone of voice, hand gestures… all contribute to the messages we wish to convey.
I showed Caro Babbo to two of my students from Editorial Design today. I hold Natalie and Karol close to my heart; having them in the classroom has been a very enriching experience. These students are deaf, so I have needed an interpreter to communicate with them and another one of their classmates in this course and in two others. Continue reading
“Sbagliando s’impara” is an Italian proverb akin to “practice makes perfect,” but it’s truly about learning from our mistakes.
Have you had the opportunity to donate your hair to a good cause yet? I know a few people who have, and I can probably guess it is among their top 10 Feel Good moments.
I wonder if I can explain how much I miss shooting film. If I had a million dollars, I think aside from buying a house somewhere really cool, I’d probably set up my own darkroom in that house. I’d also probably buy a bunch of Holga cameras and show all of my friends how fun it is to shoot with them.
Mangiare was a pizza parlor located across the street from the famous Swiss bakery in Tegucigalpa. They specialized in gourmet pizzas and had a monthly pie on special.
February’s monthly was called the Aloha Pizza.
“Caro Babbo” (2008) was my first — and so far is my only — experience in filmmaking. I’ve kept it close to my heart and hidden away for over seven years, but this weekend I decided to upload it to YouTube to share.
It is a short film with voice-over in Italian.
In 2014, I had the pleasure of speaking with José Escalante for an interview published on Buen Día Honduras. José Escalante is Head Chef at Rojo Loft, a culinary center in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Here is a digest of what he had to say about Honduran food and the Honduran culinary scene when I spoke with him last year.
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What lighting conditions could be better than magic hour for silhouette photos?
I was fortunate to have the perfect models, set in the perfect scene, for this impromptu photo shoot. These were a ton of fun to shoot, and it only made it better that I took them while I was on vacation in Roatán, Honduras with a few friends.