Stucko the Iguana

Green iguanas wander around our property – we usually see at least one a day, climbing the giant tamarind tree, hanging out by the pool, or eating morning glories. They tend to be pretty shy and skittish, and we enjoy coming up with names for them. This guy was originally named Loki because he wasn’t quite so shy, but after this little adventure, we renamed him to Stucko. He’s borderline friendly now, having learned that we definitely mean him no harm. 🙂

Mardi Gras 2021

Mardi Gras is the ultimate street party – at least in a normal year. In 2021, with travel restrictions, lockdowns, and social distancing, traditional floats and dancing are out of the question. But creative people will always find an outlet, as in these uniquely 2021 Mardi Gras celebrations.

7 Virtual Mardi Gras Events

New Orleans: House floats / Yardi Gras

Guadeloupe: TV and radio programming

If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out my photos from Nice Carnaval 2013.

And as always, I have multilingual vocabulary for my fellow language lovers:

Mardi Gras

Introducing … Lawless Italian!

After many visits to Italy and years of thinking about creating an Italian site – but failing to actually, you know, learn Italian – I’ve gone ahead and created Lawless Italian. By drawing on my French and Spanish knowledge, I’m able to read over various Italian lessons and create my own.

But since this is certainly not guaranteed to be error-proof, for the first time I’m collaborating with another person, who reads everything I write to make sure that I have understood the uniquely Italian concepts and created appropriate examples. She’s also making the sound files, which is something I hate doing in any language – so that’s an extra bonus!

Anyway, enough chit chat. Interested in learning Italian? Head on over to Lawless Italianci vediamo!

Lawless Italian

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