The Price of Forgetting

What is the price of forgetting? “The Silence of Others” tells us that, for many parts of history, the price of “forgetting” is too high. “Es simplemente un olvido. Una amnistía de todos para todos. Un olvido de todos para todos. Una ley puede establecer el olvido, pero ese olvido ha de bajar a todaContinue reading “The Price of Forgetting”

El faro de las orcas

It seems I’ve been on a bit of a Patagonia tangent lately, if this post and my last post are any indication! I saw a great movie this month called “El faro de las orcas,” or “The Lighthouse of the Orcas.” This is a beautiful film that captures life at the edge of the worldContinue reading “El faro de las orcas”

The Seamstress and the Wind

Feliz Año Nuevo. How did you celebrate the new year? Did you eat 12 grapes or pop a bottle of champagne? We enjoyed a seafood dinner at home and wine from Fort Ross Winery, our neighbor up the road. This week I started reading The Seamstress and the Wind by Argentinean author César Aira. TheContinue reading “The Seamstress and the Wind”

On: Fire and Patagonia

I believe I’ve found the real-life inspiration for The Most Interesting Man in the World: Francis Mallmann. Francis Mallmann is a famous Argentine chef and is featured on Season 1 of “The Chef’s Table” on Netflix. The series’ profile of Mallmann is a feast for your eyes and your heart as you watch him, deepContinue reading “On: Fire and Patagonia”

Blue Tango Project

This weekend I had the good fortune to see Blue Tango Project live at the Red Poppy Art House.    Blue Tango Project is the creation of Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and California-raised harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. When Kevin moved to Argentina many years ago, he became inspired by the tango community of BuenosContinue reading “Blue Tango Project”

A Leer: Books for 2015

¡Feliz año nuevo! This post is all about books I hope to check out in 2015, and particularly books related to the experiences of individuals in Spain and Latin America…. 1. To begin, Jardín, written by Chilean author Pablo Simonetti, tells the story of three siblings’ difficult decision to move their mother out of the family homeContinue reading “A Leer: Books for 2015”