What I Like. What You Like?

What I Like. What You Like?

Like my comadre, Lena, I’ve been completely consumed by work these past few months. Shifting to a consultant’s role for two very different programs within one massive institution has been no easy thing. I love my work, but god damn is it a lot of work....
Loneliness is Nobody Reading Me

Loneliness is Nobody Reading Me

I keep thinking back to this idea that rather than readers paying for publications, writers will eventually have to pay readers for their attention. Many – maybe most – of my friends consider themselves writers of some type. They hang onto different labels...
Local Street Art in Barrio El Progreso, Colombia

Local Street Art in Barrio El Progreso, Colombia

A couple months ago a French photographer and street artist who goes by JR gained a good deal of attention for his latest installation in Kibera, one of the world’s largest slums (population 1 million), located on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya. His work was...
Warm Thoughts of San Javier La Loma

Warm Thoughts of San Javier La Loma

Hard to believe that the year has almost come to an end. Dopplr just sent me an email to let me know that I took 44 trips to 34 cities in 2008. That’s a lot of city. One of the most frustrating parts of living life at such a fast pace is that you can easily miss...
Fragments of Wakefulness I

Fragments of Wakefulness I

20 days. It had already been twenty days. Twenty days in Medellín. Twenty days surrounded by the fungus-covered lime green walls of my private room at the back of the Black Sheep hostel. Twenty days of backpackers shuffling in, shuffling out, flirting, searching,...
A Podcast About La Loma by HiperBarrio

A Podcast About La Loma by HiperBarrio

ConVerGentes, the San Javier La Loma-based group of young journalists who form part of HiperBarrio, have started a podcast. (Subscribe with iTunes.) [podcast]http://blip.tv/file/get/Convergentes-Podcast1341.mp3[/podcast] Their first episode, in Spanish, features the...
El Primer Podcast de ConVerGentes

El Primer Podcast de ConVerGentes

Los muchachos de ConVerGentes presentan su primer podcast. [podcast]http://blip.tv/file/get/Convergentes-Podcast1341.mp3[/podcast] 1.) Introducción a ConVerGentes por Diego Ospina. 2.) Los nombres y blogs de los participantes de ConVerGentes. 3.) Gabriel Montoya...
Experimentos en Podcasteando

Experimentos en Podcasteando

Revaz me está visitando acá en Medallo. Siempre es divertido poder presentar una ciudad querida, como Medellín, a un amigo querido. Aquí está en Envigado: Este año Revaz ha estado trabajando como maestro ayudante en Oakland, California. Les dio a sus alumnos dos...