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A Bit of Fascism, a Bit of Modernism in Peru

Posted on 20. Oct, 2017 by .

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Discussing the impact on my life of two recent developments in Peru: the 10-year census and the legalization of medical marijuana.

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Aguardiente Sour: A Gastronomic Tip for a Culture with No Taste

Posted on 03. Mar, 2017 by .

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A recipe to make Aguardiente Sours using the standard Pisco Sour recipe with Colombian aguardiente instead of pisco.

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Fiesta Brava: The Butcher’s Dance

Posted on 29. Dec, 2016 by .

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A progressive liberal tells his account of a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima, Peru.

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Buying Weed in Comas, Lima

Posted on 07. Aug, 2016 by .

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The story of a small adventure I had visiting a friend and burning one up in Comas, one of Lima’s poorest neighborhoods.

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The Man Behind the Mick

Posted on 06. Jun, 2015 by .

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Highlights from a recent article by Richard McColl about Christopher Kavanagh, AKA “The Mick,” the subject of Mad Outta Me Head.

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Mad Outta Me Head Published

Posted on 07. Jan, 2015 by .

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Announcing the publication of Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia.

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Kingdom of Thieves: El Cartucho, Bogota

Posted on 21. Dec, 2014 by .

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An excerpt from Mad Outta Me Head on the old El Cartucho district of Bogota, which was a un-policed neighborhood of drugs and addiction.

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Kickstarting This Mick’s Life

Posted on 10. Jul, 2014 by .

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Announcing the launch of the Kickstarter project and campaign drive for This Mick’s Life: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia.

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Contributed Story: Robbed by Arequipa Taxi

Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by .

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Contributed story of an American who was robbed after hailing an unregistered taxi in Arequipa, Peru.

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Contributed Story: Sandwich, A Chinaman to Have a Beer With

Posted on 29. Dec, 2012 by .

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A character profile of a Chinese drinking buddy of Chuck in Beijing, Sandwich, a peasant Chinaman made good.

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Henry Miller’s Expat Exploits in Tropic of Cancer

Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Review of Tropic of Cancer, the signature novel by fellow degenerate expat and ugly American: Henry Miller.

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Contributed Story: Locked Up in Arequipa, Peru

Posted on 28. May, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Gringo expat buddy tells the story of when he was locked up after a wild night of debauchery in Arequipa, Peru.

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Joey’s First Days in Bogota, Colombia

Posted on 10. Mar, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: A friend from Chicago gets my personal intro to Bogota, including sex, drugs, and more.

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When Speaking Spanish Doesn’t Serve

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by .

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SUMMARY: Why some gringos may be better off picking up Latinas WITHOUT Spanish.

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