The eye of hurricane is going to Cajun country, it is now said, so we will look at pictures of the 1927 flood as experienced there from the Louisiana Digital Library. These pictures appear first in postage stamp size, but enlarge in a few seconds. Check out the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville, which is … More Backwater Blues
I am not interested in the discussion of whether Sarah Palin is good for women or not – that is ridiculous, of course she isn’t. If people claim to vote for McCain so as to vote for a woman, I will only think they are trying to hide their closet Republicanism. I wondered, when McCain … More Sarah Palin
It is the weekend, so we will sing a famous vals criollo, in which a plebeian, trembling with emotion, discusses his love for an aristocrat: This is a karaoke video, so we are literally singing this time. FELIPE PINGLO wrote the song and this recording is by LOS MOROCUCHOS. You cannot beat the Peruvians for … More El Plebeyo
Hier ist ein important post. It is about sexism and gender discrimination. That was going to be all I said today, but I have read about knowledge and also tried to cook, so this post has had to be renamed for Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and philosophy “done” in the kitchen. * Here … More Juana de Asbaje
Friday is the three year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. We interrupt our regular programming to say that Tropical Storm Gustav will, if he holds his current course, make landfall in South Louisiana Monday night. By the time you read the following discussion from it will no longer be current, but I am pasting it in … More Hurricane Gustav
If I had time I would read all the contemporary Chinese novels discussed in the August 4/11 Nation. If you read the articles and then do a search on the book titles, you will see how famous each one is. I am interested in them because they sound interesting, but also because I kept hearing, … More Reading for Pleasure Wednesday: Chinoiserie
The most difficult adjustment upon changing places from Latin America to the United States is that here, we are expected to flush toilet paper. It is sacrilege. You could ruin your plumbing system from here to Kingdom Come, and you can abandon all hope of ever decontaminating your waterways. I was shocked in IAH to … More On Housekeeping, Hygiene, and the Medio Ambiente
SONG: CHOLO SOY I have played the song “Cholo soy (y no me compadezcas)” before. I posted it with a photo safari type video here, and it was taken down. Then I said que el Perú es de la conchaesumare, ¡putas! And the video I wanted, returned. Most of the images are not as cheesy … More Your Travel Guide Recontra-speaks
Part I: Part II: Part III: Part IV: Axé.
…starting in 1964! They are LOS SAICOS (“The Psychos,” I do believe). See the SAICOMANIA trailer: And DEMOLICION: (It is the weekend, so we are singing.) Axé.