Monthly Archives: March 2012

Snapshots of Buenos Aires: May 24, 2011: Laundry, un cuento chino

Although the city was plastered with advertisements for the U.S. film Pirates of the Caribbean, the home-grown hit of the season was Un cuento chino, which translates literally as “A Chinese story,” but colloquially as “A tall tale,” among other … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Buenos Aires: May 2011: Getting around, getting cash

I loved that our group of 18 – 15 grad students, two professors, and their three children – took public transportation instead of traveling the city in private vans, as I have on other trips in Latin America.  This was … Continue reading

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Magical history tour: Buenos Aires whirlwind, 2011

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Adventures in decluttering: my brother’s sculpture

The feng shui experts say it’s bad luck to keep broken things.  But the ones with sentimental value seem to hang around, waiting for me to glue them back together or let the fragments go into the trash. The latest … Continue reading

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