Goodbye, 2016!

Highlights from the last week of 2016: Visiting my husband’s cousin and taking an hour-long walk around her neighborhood on a chilly, sunny morning Eating the rest of my Christmas cinnamon rolls Dancing about 15 hours of tango to inspiring music, with lovely leaders, on a well-behaved dance floor Eating really excellent fish tacos! Walking … Continue reading Goodbye, 2016!

The Language of Tango

Last night we headed just over the border to a milonga in Belgium. One of the hosts made every announcement in three languages—German, French, and Dutch—which impressed me. I am always entertained by (and, I admit, a little apprehensive about) the language negotiation that happens at milongas. Because there are so many languages spoken in … Continue reading The Language of Tango

Tango Bliss

I wasn’t sure if I should accept the cabeceo. I hadn’t seen this leader dancing before, so I wasn’t sure what it would be like to dance with him. But I was new to the milonga—every dance would be a bit of a gamble, and I was feeling daring. As soon as we started dancing, … Continue reading Tango Bliss