Tag Archives: translation/interpretation


“Eres una mujer muy guapa,” she said. I was confused. I’ve often been called guapa, but in the context of this conversation with my friend Aracely it seemed strange. As your high school Spanish memories might lead you to believe, I was … Continue reading

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Just 4 weeks away!

It’s hard to believe, but one month from today I’ll be traveling to the U.S. for interpretation assignment! I’ve got lots of great visits and events planned, and the schedule that seemed impossible to fill has been fleshing out quite … Continue reading

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Quick! Tell me everything…

“Quick! Tell me everything.” Those may not be the exact words. In fact, the question may have been thoughtful and the time-pressure low. But panic still tends to ensue when I hear that message. One of the most beautiful and … Continue reading

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Between worlds

A recent delegation from San Francisco and Oregon visited Bolivia, providing the opportunity for me to jump back into a mode I very much enjoy: interpretation. I love to interpret, serving as a link in communication for people who speak … Continue reading

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Much of my focus this past week has been on Red UMAVIDA (Joining Hands for Life Network), one of our partners here in Bolivia. Each year they hold a general assembly, so I had a great opportunity on Thursday and … Continue reading

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Faith in translation

Two weeks ago I was in Ayacucho, Peru. It was election day and many people were traveling that weekend, since Peruvians face a fine if they fail to appear for voting in the district where they are registered. Many social … Continue reading

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