Tag Archives: language

The ‘Terrorist’ vs. ‘Activist’ Debate in Peru

Posted on 03. Dec, 2015 by .

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Breaking down the overblown debate on the Associated Press’ use of the word “activist” to describe MRTA collaborator Lori Berenson.

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The Case for Vanilla Names

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by .

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The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.

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Why You Should Not Work Abroad

Posted on 10. May, 2014 by .

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Reasons Not to Work Abroad – a point-by-point response to Mark Manson’s article, “Why Young Americans Should Work Overseas.”

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Nightmare in Peru: When Indians Attack!

Posted on 05. Apr, 2013 by .

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Summary and analysis of the Nightmare in Peru story, in which three American citizens were robbed and assaulted near Cusco, Peru.

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Los Hermanos Angelito in Bogota, Colombia

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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Two brothers live fast and die young in the Colombian underworld.

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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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Fired Because of this Blog

Posted on 23. Jun, 2011 by .

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SUMMARY: I was fired from my English institute when the director found this blog.

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We’re Not All Americans, You Dumb Asses

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by .

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SUMMARY: I put the smack down on idiots who want to hijack the word, American.

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