From Wendy Parker, Overdrive:
I’ve decided to learn to speak Spanish. Again.
I’ve wanted to learn another language for a long time, I’ve committed to it on several occasions beyond my dismal introduction to Spanish in 7th grade, where I mastered the phrase Escuche y repita, por favor, and not much else. I have a bad habit of giving up or becoming infatuated with another idea that consumes my time and imagination, so needless to say, I’m still unable to converse in anything beyond my mother tongue.
In light of my newest fascination, which may or may not involve disappearing into the forests of Libre Union and becoming ranchers in the Yucatan, I’ve renewed my conviction to speak fluent Spanish.
If you enjoy Wendy’s articles and like to laugh, I highly recommend her book 100,000 Miles of Crazy: Adventures from the road with George and Wendy. I laughed from page one through every page until the end. She has a remarkable sense of humor!
You can also check out her newest book, This may be a filthy lie …: Another road trip adventure with George and Wendy