Language Barriers: June 14, 2013

With my two years of high school Spanish (yes, you may snort with derision) and Bjorn’s proficiency in it, I foolishly thought I would be fine in Buenos Aires. But oddly, knowing a little bit of a language seems to be worse than knowing nothing about it. The phonemes and structures of Spanish feel familiar…

Dance Revolution: June 7, 2013

This post is about service; but it’s not about anything that I have done. Rather, it is about the amazing work my friend D is doing. What he is doing not only benefits others, but is mind-opening and beautiful as well.  D is a music therapist, and also teaches a class called “Corporal Expressions” at…

A bent towards Boca: June 3, 2013

I’ve heard plenty of stories of Boca. “It’s the Compton of Buenos Aires”; “You don’t want to be there after dark”; “It’s rough”; “It’s dangerous”; “The vendors are pushy and get in your face”; “The taxi drivers scam you”; “It’s a really poor area of town.”  It’s also quite picturesque.  We went to El Obrero,…