Making Something out of Nothing

This post was inspired by an incredible video about the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra. A community in Cateura, Paraguay started to craft recycled instruments from garbage. Trash is literally transformed into mesmerizing music made by young people. As 2012 winds to a...

Tianguis: Market Day in San Miguel de Allende

Waking up in San Miguel de Allende on Market Day A fat cactus greets me Local shops decked out for the holidays Papel Picados add color to the streets Christmas Pinatas adorn a downtown shop Visual refreshment Street musicians strolling Hat vendor Mariachis mingle...

Books and the Art of Giving

Each year I look forward to creating an image that expresses the spirit of the season. Here’s what came out of the studio yesterday. Just in time to make holiday cards and gifts for our friends friends. When thinking about giving gifts, I want to continue a...

Reaching Young Latino Readers

Hispanic students now make up nearly a quarter of the nation’s public school enrollment, according to an analysis of census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, and are the fastest-growing segment of the school population. Yet nonwhite Latino children seldom see...