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What to do with (my) February 29th

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

For some, the more rationally inclined, this additional day is just a technical/scientific/practical way of making up for a fraction of year that has accumulated. Good for them! I like… Read more…

Bicentennary of the creation of the Argentine flag

By bitsandpieces - Monday, February 27, 2012

Today, 200 years ago, general Manuel Belgrano raised for the first time the Argentine national flag beside the Paraná river, in Rosario, Santa Fe province. The white and light blue… Read more…

Dog walkers

By bitsandpieces - Sunday, February 26, 2012

Every city has its unique sights and customs, and Buenos Aires is no exception. One thing tourists are surprised to see, although normal for us locals, are the “professional” dog… Read more…

Reflections on preventable tragedies

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, February 23, 2012

Yesterday a train crash in Once station took 50 lives so far and left more that 650 wounded, many in serious conditions. This happened not far from the tragedy of… Read more…

Argentine Antarctica Day

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

On February 22, 1904 the Argentine flag was raised for the first time in the South Orkney Islands in what was to become the longest permanent occupation in this continent…. Read more…

Football lessons

By bitsandpieces - Sunday, February 19, 2012

Apart from enjoying watching football as a sport, I also get a kick of all the human aspects of this activity, both in individuals and in teams. I like to… Read more…

Translated tango 1

By bitsandpieces - Friday, February 17, 2012

I found an amazing site belonging to Coby Lubliner, a Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science (!) at University of California Berkeley, who has translated a great number of songs from French, German,… Read more…

About heat and thermal sensations

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, February 16, 2012

Granted weather is always a subject anytime, anywhere, but I have the feeling it gets out of hand or out of proportion many times. I mean, we are in summer,… Read more…

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