Author Archives: Carly Anderson

The Mountain of el Espiritu Michoacan

So where my dad lives, el Espiritu Michoacan, there’s a big mountain with a large cross that is visible to the naked eye at the top. I don’t know how long it’s been there, but they say that religious groups took it there on horseback. The wood used was so big that they needed a… Continue Reading »

Skate for fun, not for fame

“Skate for fun, not for fame.” Context: The informant has been skateboarding since he was six-years-old, and has encountered many amateur and professional skateboarders. Interpretation: There is a lot of backlash in the skateboarding community against skaters who “sell out” and skateboard for the sake of money and fame. It is well-known that a “true”… Continue Reading »

Av barn og fulle folk får ein høyre sanninga

“Av barn og fulle folk får ein høyre sanninga.” “From children and drunk people we hear the truth.” Context: The informant’s grandmother was a Norwegian immigrant with many peculiar sayings. This was his favorite, as it gave him a rare sense of power as a child. Interpretation: Because sober adults often act in their own… Continue Reading »