Pros: People will respect me and think I’m a serious person. Maybe I can get a job that will allow me to save money. I like learning. Cons: By the time I finish grad school the world might already be ending, all the jobs will be gone, and I will end up having wasted several […]
Recently there was an ordering mistake at the bakery and they ended up with about fifty pounds of extra bread. The pantries that we called just couldn’t handle any more bread donations. But there was a man on the train last night asking me for food. And there’s the Salvation Army a few blocks from […]
I was on my way into a Rite Aid when I saw the woman begging on the sidewalk near the door. Honestly I wouldn’t have stopped except there was a backlog to get into the Rite Aid and while I waited the begging woman started talking to me. Could I get her something to eat? […]
To Chile Where we will see Ana Tijoux And Alex Anwandter play and sing in dim bars. If their music so inclines you, look up their stories. They are unique and fascinating.
Every great city has it’s water source: L.A. has the Pacific, Miami has the Atlantic, Chicago has Lake Michigan, St. Petersburg has the Baltic Sea, Paris has the Seine, Cairo has the Nile, Shanghai has the East China Sea, Buenos Aires has the Atlantic. These cities are built around their ports. If you are […]
Bueno provecho means bon appetit. (Funny how I translate something to English and it ends up in French.) But the phrase buen provecho cannot be explained so easily. But it’s much more than a phrase. It’s a cultural mindset. Saying buen provecho to someone when they are eating is the equivalent of saying bless you […]
I had a bit of trouble adjusting to the Spanish schedule when I got here. Here theday starts around 9 or 10AM. Then people work until 2PM or so, when they take a break for lunch, which is the biggest meal of the day. After lunch people take a nap, the ever-popular siesta. Then around […]