Might be worse than water boarding

Not that I can personally attest to the fact.  I can only presume this is the case after I spent the morning with Owen and his 6th grade class at a local contempory art museum.  It was a well thought out and effective program in art appreciation.  What wasnt appreciated was the 15 minute each […]

feels like spring to me

Despite all indications, it feels like it should be spring.  I guess 8 years is long enough for a body to acclimate to opposite seasons. Its spring in BA right now.  But I am ok with it being fall.  I love autumn and it is one of the things that I missed most when I […]

Like a Monday morning

Its actually Tuesday.  Yesterday was a holiday for the kids.  Columbus Day.  When will we become more politically correct and abandon “Columbus Day” for “Explorers Day” or something else that dosent celebrate a specific asshole but the idea of opening up the world (by a bunch of unidentified assholes)? I am sitting here this morning, outside, […]

Really?

Since returning I have had numerous conversations with people, some I know and some I dont, about living in Argentina.  These conversations are generally short and inevitably end in me thinking really?  I try hard not to be superior or condensending about possessing a world view but really? Examples of some of the not so enlightened American prospective […]

Re-entry in bullet points

I havent been very good about writing lately.  Things have been really busy; mostly in a good way but sometimes in a bad way.  I hope that I will build up some endurance for the bad stuff and that the pace of life here wont seem so crazy at some point, some point soon, I […]

America is Laaaazzy

Went to a store to by some containers for Henry’s dorm room.  Bed Bath and Beyond is beyond and a whole lot more (junk).  Henry and I were reeling from all that could be bought, still not use to seeing all the non-essential stuff you can buy here in the states.  But some of it […]

Mandatory blog post by child – Henry

I am forcing my children to write something.  Thought it might be good to brush off their visual cortex before returning to school next week.  Here is the final installment in a four part series. I had a great time.   The best place for me was French Polynesia, which included Bora Bora, and Rangoria.  They […]

Last of Summer

Its been a screwy last few months for us, a lot of travel and big changes.  Time has passed off speed.  Some things seem like they happened ages ago and others seem if it were yesterday.  But the end of summer is here and although we have no real context for it, having spend most […]

Mandatory blog post by child – Owen

I am forcing my children to write something.  Thought it might be good to brush off their visual cortex before returning to school next week.  Here is the third in a four part series. MOST BORING PART OF THE VACATION WAS LONDON IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH, MUCH BETTER IF MY DAD HAD TAKEN ME […]

A best friend

Georgie’s prayers have been answered.  Georgie left a lot of good friends in Argentina and she was sad to leave them.  I suspect she was nervous about making new friends and starting over. She has a friend.  Its her best friend.  And while she might not be her best friend forever, (but then again maybe […]

Mandatory blog post by child – Callum

I am forcing my children to write something.  Thought it might be good to brush off their visual cortex before returning to school next week.  Here is the second in a four part series. Vacation was like an adventure. First we were at the Easter Islands and we were like woah! Then we were at […]

Irene is not my friend

We are now Irene +5 and no power. Happy to report no damage.  The kids were suppose to start school Tuesday, but because of a million good reasons;   non travelable roads for the buses, no power at one of the schools, flooding at another and the fact yet another was being used as a shelter […]

Home.

We are home.  And I am happy.  So far so good.  There was an earthquake and a hurricane is on tap for the weekend, but nothing that could overshadow the gorgeous weather we found on our return.  That and the fact we are here for awhile.  No need to pack up and head out.  We […]

Mandatory blog post by child – Georgie

I am forcing my children to write something.  Thought it might be good to brush off their visual cortex before returning to school next week.  Here is the first in a four part series. Georgie’s part This vacation was great!!!! I was just so excited for Easter Island but I was so bummed about all […]

Day 53 – day 61, Ireland

GM and I took a trip to Ireland 20 years ago.  We drove around, mostly in the West. We didn’t have a itinerary figured out, just flights in and out.    It was a great trip we even managed to get engaged on the Cliffs of Moher.   We were in Ireland several economic lives ago so […]

Day 48 – day 52, London or hitting the proverbial wall

I am not sure  if it was because we had been on the road so long, moving from winter to summer, or because of the huge crowds, but we really didn’t do London.  We had a cool house in Chelsea right on the Kings Road that made getting around on bus and tube a snap.  […]

Day 42 – day 47 , Capetown, South Africa

Of all the places we went on this trip,  Capetown was the biggest revelation.  We had always heard that it was a cool town but we had no idea how beautiful it was.  Its spectacular.  It is most definitely in my top three most beautiful cities I have been to (Rio, Capetown, San Francisco).  Along […]