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Argentina, Soft

Tying recent events together

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Recently I have been discussing various current events in Argentina. There has been the farm strike, the persistent smoke from extensive prairie fires, plus other tidbits. These two themes are still quite present with a new rural strike beginning yesterday. We’ll see if the meat disappears from the neighborhood markets again. Meanwhile, the fires from [...]


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James McCormack, 1925-2008

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Roll back a few years in history, make that nearly 20, and I was in art school in New York, and with my first boyfriend Robert, still waking up about my sexuality and other things of adulthood. As a California native, my family was far away, but Robert’s family instantly accepted me and embraced me. [...]


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Porteño Strays

Friday, November 30th, 2007

The holiday season is near in Buenos Aires so it’s getting hot. Makes for nice walks with my dog Clyde no matter what the hour. We pass through Parque Lezama near where I live a couple times a week. It is a big lush park, with Jacaranda and Ceibo trees now in bloom. There are [...]


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Manolo

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Manolo is my favorite restaurant in all of Argentina. Also it happens to be located 2 blocks from where I live. I first came across this restaurant after I had moved into the San Telmo neighborhood, or so I thought it was the first time. I first went alone and then began to bring people [...]


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Orgullo Gay

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Being gay in Argentina is not an impossible thing, but it is not as accepted in Buenos Aires as it is in New York or San Francisco, two other cities I know well. One person who is a symbol of this for me is my ex-boyfriend, Bruno. He’s a porteño (from Buenos Aires) and we [...]


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Janukah

Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

Today I set out this morning to the neighborhood of Once. I knew it as a working class neighborhood, and also with a big jewish population. I needed to score a menorah, tonight is the first night of chanukkah. I loved this neighborhood as it has a flavor in comon with the lower east side [...]