How to belong

Last week I was walking through the greeting card aisle in my local Rite Aid when a man stopped me and asked me if I spoke Polish. He needed help understanding one of the greeting cards written in English. (I don’t speak Polish.) This happens more than you might think. Or really, what usually happens […]

Buen provecho, gente

Bueno provecho means bon appetit.  (Funny how I translate something to English and it ends up in French.) But the phrase buen provecho cannot be explained so easily.  But it’s much more than a phrase.  It’s a cultural mindset.  Saying buen provecho to someone when they are eating is the equivalent of saying bless you […]