Running as We Did

“All the things I can do … “

I was walking home after work and took a shortcut through the plaza, where I saw a couple of my kids’ friends in the playground, on the seesaw.

Then I spotted my nine-year-old daughter, who said, “Hey, Dad.”

“Hey,” I said. [Continue Reading…]

Bilingual Humor

“You say circle, I say cír-culo.”

My three children are bilingual, but in that enviable way. They speak with “proper” accents in both languages: Porteño Spanish, as in what’s spoken in Buenos Aires, and American English, but with a smattering of English words picked up from their British mum, except that they say “mom.” [Continue Reading…]

Brawn before Beauty?

“Hey, I may not have the looks, but I’ve got edge!”

My son got an Xbox game for his twelfth birthday, and he had to create a character to play and survive in a futuristic wasteland.

He told me his character looks like me: tall, handsome, and with stubble on his face.

I smiled. [Continue Reading…]