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Snow snow snow

January 29, 2009

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Winter is officially here! We have about seven inches of snow on the ground and lots of ice in the streets. The temperature has barely hit 20 degrees over the last month. Wednesday they even declared a snow emergency and most businesses closed for the day. Sammy could not be happier.

The Beers of Uruguay

January 25, 2009

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Those of you out there who know me well know that I am very interested in beer as a hobby. Interested in the sense that I like to try different varieties and brands, not in the sense that I like to see how many I can drink in one sitting (getting drunk has never been […]

Bob’s Bar – Cave Creek Chili Beer

January 17, 2009

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Last night Elly and I met up with a group of work colleagues and their significant others at Bob’s Bar – THE Cultural Hub of the Midwest. I visited Bob’s shortly before heading off to Uruguay (see Blog entry on Bob’s in September entitled “Two more reasons to love Columbus”). Bob’s is a special sort […]

Te Quiero

January 16, 2009

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A poem by Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti. It is a love poem to his activist wife written while he was in exile during the years of the military dictatorship in Uruguay (from 1973 to 1985). I love the second to last line (I adore you in my paradise…) which is a beautiful statement about choosing […]

Good Friends

January 7, 2009

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I am sorry for this very long post. Some things require more to do right. The most difficult part of my job is the temporary nature of it. As a consultant, I am sent to various companies and am constantly working with different teams of people. I find that I always form tight relationships with […]

Museos en la Noche

January 4, 2009

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Every year since 2005, Uruguay has held a special event called “Museums in the Night”. From 8pm to midnight, many of the museums throughout the country are open free of charge. There are special events at each of the museums, including plays, music, lectures, and tours. This year, 67 museums throughout the country (33 in […]