You may have noticed my focus on Latin America, South America in particular. This started twenty years ago when we lived in Santiago, Chile for a year. The economic and sports rivalry between Chile and Argentina was palpable. (En español más adelante) In the past, Argentinians visited Santiago, asked the price for shoes for example, […]Read more
Who Are the Climate Emergency Five?
Several countries have declared an official Climate Emergency this year. Three are in Europe and two in the Americas. In these countries people believe that climate change is a serious threat to life on earth. Nine other countries have major cities that have declared Climate Emergencies: US, Australia, Austria, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, […]Read more
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
In the United States we celebrate Cinco de mayo as a day-long happy hour. Parties are fun, but let’s look at the story behind May 5th. In the 1862 Battle of Puebla, the Mexican Army triumphed over the invading French Empire; it was a lot like David and Goliath. No one expected them to win […]Read more
Has the U.S. Gone Metric?
What if U.S. weights were based on the kilogram for the last 143 years? What if your bathroom scale was calibrated to the correct number of pounds compared to a kilogram standard? Click on the scale to continue.Read more