[Strategy] Open Cities

[Strategy] Open Cities

I’d be a fool to think that I know best how my employer, Omidyar Network, should most effectively employ its resources to promote open government in Latin America. There are dozens if not hundreds of specialists who have much more experience and expertise than I...
The Expansion of Ignorance is Inevitable

The Expansion of Ignorance is Inevitable

In The Omnivore’s Dilema Michael Pollan reminds us that food is an inelastic good, which is to say that, obesity aside, there is a limit to how many calories a person can consume in a single day. Any more and we would explode. Once we all reach that caloric...
Fierce Haircuts from Hot Climates

Fierce Haircuts from Hot Climates

Like most middle class white people my grooming habits can be a bit lacking. When stateside, I’m lucky if I get my hair cut every two months. But when I’m traveling I look for a haircut in just about every new city. It is one of the best ways, I’ve...
Pangea Day, Un Evento Glocal

Pangea Day, Un Evento Glocal

Con los tantos viajes que hago y la dispersión de lugares de residencia de mi amigos, es bastante raro cuando todos podemos hacer lo que la mayoría de los grupos de amigos lo hacen al menos una vez al mes: relajarse viendo una película juntos. De...
Pangea Day, A Glocal Event

Pangea Day, A Glocal Event

With my lifestyle and the dispersed locations of my friends, it is very rare when we can all do what most groups of friends do at least once a month: relax by watching the same movie together. In fact, this year I will only have two opportunities to do exactly that....

Modern Day Conquistadores

My faithful fellow anglophones, as you may have noticed, the last two entries around here were written in Spanish. Sorry about that. But then, change is the spice of life, is it not? I’m contemplating the idea of publishing all future blog posts in both English...
[Meta] Construyendo una Vida Glocal

[Meta] Construyendo una Vida Glocal

La semana pasada leí dos textos que, por contradictorios que parezcan, son igualmente ciertos. El primero es un pequeño “tweet” de seis palabras, escrito por Romina Oliverio, una argentina-canadiense que pronto se encontrará en...
[Objective] Forging a Glocal Life

[Objective] Forging a Glocal Life

Last week I read two contradictory texts that each struck me as equally true. The first, in the form of a six-word “tweet” came from Romina Oliverio, an Argentine-Canadian who I believe is currently in Peru. She said: My roots are people, not places. Of...