Archive for the 'Mixed Bag'

Nuts and Bolts

I walk outside to find a couple nuts and bolts I need. I have the measurement, so it should be no problem. First of all, I am disappointed to be told that in Spanish there is no word for bolt, just a big screw. I guess that the phrase...
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Facebook Kills Privacy (but that’s ok)

The other day, without realizing it, my own father changed the way we communicate forever. Actually I was an accomplice in this, as I accepted his friend request on Facebook. I love Facebook now, but didn’t start out that way. I...
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The Fight for Change

In Argentina, the change you have in your pocket is sacred. That’s because there just aren’t enough coins. Anytime you make a purchase, the merchant will infallibly try their best to wrest that last 50 centavos or one-peso coin...
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The Plastification of Buenos Aires

One of the things about the city of Buenos Aires that appeals to me is how the city retains an individual character. In many cities I see a homogenization taking place. New York is a prime example, in that since the Guliani and Bloomberg...
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Traveling through Entre Ríos, JaJaJaJa, Itá Ibaté, Pato Chaco, Pato Macho, Chori Pato, Healing Waters, and Helping-Each-Other-Out-to-the-Tune-of-100-Pesos (or 110)

We have just arrived safely in Buenos Aires. Thursday before last, my boyfriend Guille (Guillermo) and I set out to visit his friend Pato who lives in the province of Chaco. We call her “Pato Chaco” so as not to confuse her...
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