Fieldwork in Spanish

In the days and weeks before I was supposed to leave to do research in another country I took comfort in the idea that I was going to a place where I knew the language. I’m a native Spanish speaker and I was going to Ecuador. Everything else about the trip was just a rough…

Reason 180

#180: National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Smithsonian Institution which, contrary to what tourists think, is not one museum but a number of museums. As such this museum, like all other Smithsonian museums, is free. I, of course, love free things, so lots of points for the National Portrait Gallery.…

Reason 181

#181: Baked & Wired Here is what I love most about Baked & Wired: it’s not Georgetown Cupcake. I’m not a cupcake fan. They’re cute and all (I mean, they’re a mini-cake and all mini things are cute. Well, almost all mini things…) but they’re just cake and I’m medium* on cake. Brownies, I love.…

Reason 182

#182: All the steps Since I discovered that my phone automatically tracks how many steps I take in a day, I have become mildly (ok, a lot) obsessed with counting steps. I first discovered this feature of the phone around November and used it extensively during a holiday trip with my family. I announced at…