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What’s your list?

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about our governments and us citizens, on how much they promise and how little they deliver. We complain and rant about how useless and… Read more…

Words we use in BA: Curro

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, January 24, 2013

Words are part of us, of our culture, especially the ones we make up or modify to use in our local slang. One of these words is “curro”, which we… Read more…

Valuable lessons from sports

By bitsandpieces - Monday, January 21, 2013

One of the many positive aspects of professional sports is the lessons it offers to all. What happens when you get people to compete at the highest levels for prizes… Read more…

What is reality?

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Anybody living in Buenos Aires has been accompanied all their lives by an omnipresent government agency that tells us how much our money is worth. Since as far back as… Read more…

Two roads to success

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The FIFA Ballon d’Or Footballer of the Year 2012, given to Lionel Messi for an unprecedented fourth year running, left me wondering about the roads to success of the three… Read more…

To consume or to save – that’s the question

By bitsandpieces - Monday, January 7, 2013

Thinking about the Christmas, New Year, holidays and vacations spending, one cannot help but wonder  what happened with good old saving? Is the country so well off that people spend and also… Read more…

What is Buenos Aires?

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, January 3, 2013

As happens with so many words we use daily, Buenos Aires can mean many different things at the same time, and many different things for different people.  What is Buenos… Read more…

A new beginning

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Today is not the first beginning of year for any of us. We have been here before many times, with the celebrations, the expectations and new year resolutions. And even though… Read more…

Olympic irony

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Watching the opening ceremony last Friday I couldn’t help noting the great and positive irony behind the Olympics – what is arguably the most competitive event in the world is… Read more…

Classification musings

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Both due to my job in Angloinfo Buenos Aires working on our amazing (plug) AnfloFILE directory and my newfound interest in trees and birds I find myself reflecting quite a… Read more…

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