I have a small but growing blogroll in the right column of my blog (listed under “leyendo,” which means “reading” in Spanish). But I would be remiss if I didn’t give proper credit to a few bloggers who inspired me to start my own. I mentioned previously that I’ve discovered an entire community of foreignContinue reading “Bloginspiration”

Marathon Training Abroad

I found out yesterday that I did not get into the 2012 New York City Marathon. This was my second attempt to enter via the lottery system. This year I now face the problem I did in 2010, the first time I tried to get in to New York: Registration for both the Marine CorpsContinue reading “Marathon Training Abroad”

Learning Spanish with Rosetta Stone

We’ve all seen the ads praising how easy it is to learn a new language using Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone uses “Dynamic Immersion,” which the company describes as its “award-winning method for learning new languages” modeled after the way in which people learn their first language. But does Rosetta Stone work?