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Tastings @ 1ra Feria

Saturday’s Primera Feria de la Cerveza yielded less people than organizers had hoped, and the people we talked to generally blamed it on the elevated entrance fees. 722 more words


The Diminutive: Is Everything Smaller in Chile?

I have spoken with several gringos who, upon arriving in Chile, no longer recognize simple Spanish vocabulary like coffee, tea, bread, or cheese.

Suddenly, these words are not… 421 more words


The Chanchitos Pig

The idea that a little clay pig with three legs can change the circumstances of your life and bring you ‘luck.’ What does an intelligent person do with that kind of thought?

Of Cabbages & Kings & Whether Pigs Have All Their Parts

The St. Louis Art Museum sits atop Art Hill in Forest Park. A fine statue of King Louis IX on horseback overlooks a long sweep of grass—excellent sledding turf after a good snow. 730 more words


Viña Santa Rita and Pomaire

A few weeks ago (I know, I know, I’ve been horrible about updating this thing), I went to a vineyard named Viña Santa Rita.  It was winter, so there wasn’t really anything to see in the fields themselves, but the tour was very cool, there was a wonderful lunch with it, and the wine was wonderful.  266 more words


A Message from Chancho

Greetings, long-lost friends!

Chancho, my three-legged lucky writing pig, wants to apologize on my behalf for the prolonged and unplanned blog truancy and assure you that hey, I’m workin’ over here! 1,042 more words