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My Personal Life and Thoughts

More Hair Than Wit

Is it just me, or do Porteñas have really nice hair?  Forgive the stereotype. Every day I see shiny heads of impossibly long, healthy, radiant hair.  It makes me think of the mythological locks of the princesses in old fairytale books … Continue reading

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Picasso Says

I needed an excuse to post this picture, so enjoy this random post. The cover picture for MyBeautifulAir is a painting by Picasso, as he will always be my favorite artist, along with all of my other favorite artists.  Picasso … Continue reading

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Play I Some Music, Just Like a Mighty Dread

I wave at a taxi turning onto Las Heras from the other side of the crosswalk.  The driver  stalls and smiles at me as I cross the street, walking behind the car and opening the passenger-side backseat door.  I tell … Continue reading

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A Ride Home During Moyano’s Strike

My breath was shaken by the nearby explosions when I got off the ferry from Colonia.  I could hear the cannons firing for Moyano’s strike when the cab driver picked me up at the station.  I wondered what it felt … Continue reading

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Winter’s Open Window

Reflected in a mirror.

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The Search for Playadito

“At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha I woke up with … Continue reading

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Cold Morning Remedy: Shredded Apple Oatmeal

It is 10 am on a Saturday morning and I don’t want to get out of bed, because my room is cold and I can hear the wind blowing outside.  I’m wide awake but unwilling to leave the warmth of … Continue reading

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A Dinner Worthy of a Thank You Note: The Hernán Gipponi Restaurant

Dear Senior Gipponi, Thank you so much for the divine dinner last weekend!  Nora and I had a lovely evening.  We had heard so much about your restaurant after seeing amazing photos and reading rave reviews!  Your delicious pairing courses … Continue reading

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This post is dedicated to my amazing coworkers, because we all love chipa! Everyday, we have the same discussion.  Sometime between 1:45 and 3:30pm, someone will ask: “What do you guys want to do for lunch?”. Some days it’s: “I’m … Continue reading

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Que Rica La Vida

I took five taxis yesterday. The first driver, on a hurried trip from Palermo Soho to Palermo Chico told me about when he migrated from Santa Fe to Capital eighteen years ago.  He noted that all of the street names … Continue reading

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