Thursday, September 11, 2008

echar aguas

Now and then, I run across a blog that combines familiar topics with original presentation. Mexico Bob is one of those blogs.

I first met Bob as a commenter on my blog, and as part of a conversation on
Zocalo de Mexican Folk Art concerning the impact Jim Metcalf and Ana Pellicer’s work in Santa Clara del Cobre. If you have not read that discussion, I suggest that you do. Anyone who believes that the historical currents that have created Mexico have stopped moving needs to read about the complex interests in play in Santa Clara del Cobre.

After reading his insightful comments, I took a look at his blog. He takes two common elements (travels in Mexico, and learning Spanish), and combines them into an interesting blend of fun and information. His series about going to the gas station and the supermarket should teach everyone some new terms.

The blog is one of those serendipitous places where more than one blogger gets the same idea for a post. I was in the process of putting this post together, and Billie of
Billieblog beat me to the streets with her review of Bob's site.

I will second her recommendation. And I guarantee you will learn something new there. If you do not know what the title of this post means, you will when you visit Bob's site.


Bob Mrotek said...

Thanks Steve but you and Billie are making me blush :)

Steve Cotton said...

Mission accomplished.

glorv1 said...

Steve, I'm a regular at Bob's blog. I always learn something new from him and leave there with a smile on my face. Glad you found him.

Michael Warshauer said...

Mexicobob's blog is a very well integrated method of improving your comprehension of practical Spanish as spoken in the context everyday life in Mexico.


Steve Cotton said...

Gloria and Michael -- The practical applications are the strengths of Bob's blog -- and his humor. Good stuff.

Nancy said...

Hey Steve! You and Billie aren't the only ones....I had introduced him on our blog on August 25!

I always love his humorous and relaxed way of describing life in Mexico and his Spanish instruction is invaluable.

Steve Cotton said...

Nancy -- And I would have read your post. It seems as if there are endorsements all the way round.