About Springbyker/Sobre Springbyker

Michele Spring-Moore:  feminist QBLTG Left activist grammarian & general crank.  Love grassroots political movements, literature, independent film, bicycling, good vegetarian food, and traveling in Latin America (header photo is a bike in Palermo, Buenos Aires).  I write about all of these, plus being a recovering clutterer, cooking, writing, and saving the planet from suburban sprawl. Recently rediscovered my obsession with Spanish and have been working diligently to become fluent, a 40-year project. I’m an Argentinophile who doesn’t have enough time or money to visit as often as I’d like.

I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a master’s degree in creative writing/poetry, and 29 years of experience in professional freelance writing, Left rabblerousing, and QBLTG activism.

Soy feminista, militante de la izquierda cuir/ bisexual/ lesbiana/ trans/ gay, gramático, y gruñona.  Tengo una licenciatura en periodismo y una maestría en creación literaria.  Me encantan movimientos de la base, literatura, cine independiente, comida vegetariana, andar en bici, y viajar a América Latina (la foto arriba es de Palermo, Bs As).  Escribo sobre de todo esto, y sobre de cocinar, escribir, rescatar el planeta de los suburbios malvados, y eliminar las porquerías.  Recientemente volví a descubrir mi pasión por el español y he sido trabajando para dominar el idioma – un proyecto de 40 años.  Soy argentinófilo, y visito el país tan seguido como sea posible. (¡Por favor, disculpa mis errores en castellano – estoy aprendiendo más cada día, pero ya tengo mucho aprender!)

21 Responses to About Springbyker/Sobre Springbyker

  1. Justin says:

    Congratulations! Read them all, enjoyed them all, especially the Argentine travel story and the Vegan ‘Cheese’ one. I look forward to seeing your film reviews.

  2. Jacqueline Gray says:

    –loved reading these posts. –will come back and read some more. The Argentina intrigue doesn’t surprise me. Your writing–as always–is lively, informative, engaging, and personal–in the best way.

  3. Ron Johnson says:

    I was at the ROCLA meeting last night. I refer you to a more definitive book about Milton Friedman and his doctrines: “Reality Ignored; how Milton Friedman and Chicago economics undermined American institutions and endangered the global economy”, by Kenneth M. Davidson, self-published. 2011 About $20 from Amazon

  4. Candice says:

    Having just read your Magical History Tour post, I wanted to come here and tell you again how much I enjoyed it, how moved I was and how much I am impressed by your use of every second of your time here in Argentina.
    I hope you are able to get back here soon.
    besitos, C

    • springbyker says:

      Thank you, Candice! Half of us caught colds because we didn’t sleep enough — we were definitely burning the candle at both ends.

      I’ll be returning within the month, and I’m incredibly excited!


  5. Love, love your blog, glad you found me. I am also a recovering clutterer, my father was born in Puerto Rico, speak so, so Spanish and write. I am ashamed to say I can’t swim or ride a bike. I can dance though. Aloha mi nueva amiga, voy a leer tu blog cada dia,

  6. Haley says:

    I noticed over the course of the semester that you’ve been reading very faithfully, which is a huge compliment! Your blog is great and I’ve enjoyed reading it as well. I’m now on my way home and on to new adventures, but it was always nice knowing that someone who loves Argentina as much as I do was watching. Thanks for reading!!

    • springbyker says:

      Hi Haley! I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your photos; it’s like being in Argentina vicariously. At this point I’m able to be there only a few weeks a year, so it’s great to read well-crafted posts about Buenos Aires and other places in my second-favorite country. Thank you so much, and good luck with your further adventures!

  7. Harold Green says:

    Springbyker, thank you for discovering my blog http://www.throughharoldlens.com. It gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and Follow your blog. Hope we both enjoy our journeys. Best, Harold

    • springbyker says:

      Thank you, Harold! I have many posts left to read on your blog, and a heap of posting to do about my latest travels! Suerte, as they say in the rioplatense region!

  8. Mrs. ShuGar says:

    You make me miss living in Palermo! I recognize the picture. Happy to read about your travels! Thank you for stopping by =)


    • springbyker says:

      Wow, Carmen, you’re the first one who’s recognized that picture! I get to go visit Palermo and the rest of the city in a few weeks, and I can’t wait. Thank you for reading the blog!

  9. Mask says:

    I was curious about the name at the bottom of the paper bag i had:
    Jesus Garcia EL 27 B

    Well now i know why, thanks

  10. Thanks for following me!! A fellow female traveler!!! LOVE IT!

  11. Dark says:

    Evangelina Gomez, White paper bag. Obtained in Phila on Jan 22, 2015. Bag is dated Dec 19, 2014. So, Evangelina is still has a job and is working hard.

    Good articles. Keep up the good work.

  12. stavfree says:

    This is an awesome blog as a woman adventurer! Glad to have stumbled upon you 😀

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