Category Archives: English

Facebook Follies

I used to be a conspiracy theorist. Now I am a realistic conspiracy theorist.  In my first incarnation, I resisted using Facebook (just like I had resisted email, ecommerce and the internet in general) out of privacy concerns. In the … Continue reading

Posted in English

Domingo

There’s something she does on Sunday mornings, so she jumped from her big bed this morning. I could have stayed there awhile, maybe pick up the VS Naipaul novel I had been reading the night before and peek at her … Continue reading

Posted in Buenos Aires, English, Guadalajara

Burn

It must have felt strange and shocking and disorienting for a few seconds, until he realized what had happened. Then, it felt worse. Fede couldn’t believe what had happened: Alejo had drenched him in kerosene, and was now lighting matches … Continue reading

Posted in Buenos Aires, English, London

Rock/1

1 – No point being sentimental about it. Rock has done what he felt needed to be done, what he had told me he would do, and he’s gone. It’s sad that he’s not here anymore. But perhaps less sad than … Continue reading

Posted in English, South Florida

Why I garden

I was a city boy, not a country boy. I grew up in downtown Buenos Aires, a huge city of many million people, in an apartment building. I had a balcony in my room, a small balcony with iron railings, … Continue reading

Posted in Buenos Aires, English, South Florida

On roosters and harems

Spring has only started, but the first, fat raindrops of summer hit the windshield as I drive back to my place. In this part of the world, we’re plunging into many months of hot, wet, muggy weather. Skeeters and no-see-ums … Continue reading

Posted in English, South Florida

Slap happy

The Newscaster had called me and asked me what was I doing. Working, I said, which was true. There’s always work to do in a farm. She explained that she had been working hard too, had been on call and … Continue reading

Posted in English