When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

A friend of mine was having some difficulties imagining the next steps of her career path. So she decided to list a few people in her field that she admires, and to write down those specific things she admires about each person. It helped her think about what she...
Back to My Printing Press

Back to My Printing Press

I started blogging at el-oso.net in December 2003. I didn’t expect it to last long; mostly I wanted to keep a travel diary for a road trip around Mexico, and I figured, why not keep it on the Internet? Several months later I realized that I still had more to...
The Sleepless and the Stressful

The Sleepless and the Stressful

I have always been shit at falling asleep. Ideally I would fall asleep at 11 p.m. every night. Instead, this is typically when I sit back down at my computer to read all the open tabs and unread emails that have accumulated throughout the day. The I check Twitter one...
Accent and Assimilation

Accent and Assimilation

I like to poke fun at my friend Christian. Though he is Guatemalan, when I see him in Buenos Aires he speaks like a native Porteño. A few months later, in Santiago, and his accent changes completely to the affectionate chirpiness of Chilean Spanish. I have...