This blog is my online journal and procrastination outlet of choice.
I write about motherhood, my kids, adapting to life in a wacky, small town in Argentina, bilingualism, possible PhD ideas, occasional soul-searching, news and politics, and probably some other things I haven't thought of yet.
I would like to be witty and brilliant, to write with insight and punch. Instead, I am dorky and long-winded and a little bit all over the place.
Here are two lists I made:
- A mama of two boys - a toddler I call monkey and a kindergartener I call monster. I'm into home-birthing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby-wearing and half-assed ECing, but will soon no longer be doing any of these.
- Lucky lucky lucky to share my life and my family with Macondo Papa.
- A translator, editor, researcher and teacher for hire.
- Into social sciences. I like reading about discourse and power, resistance and social movements, media, communication, foreign and ecological debt, corporate power, Latin American history, cultural politics, gender, social memory, global economics, geopolitics.
- A vegetarian with a severe cheese addiction. A drinker of water, maté, freshly squeezed orange juice and red wine.
- Panic-struck and anxiety-ridden when asked to be artistic or creative or to show initiative in anything non-academic. To the point of tears or fleeing the scene - often whichever is most embarrassing.
- Both more confident and more vulnerable than I ever imagined I would be.
I have been:
- A solo backpacker.
- A pothead.
- A mediocre figure skater.
- Bullied, terribly.
- So so shy that I couldn't say my name out loud.
- Hospitalized for accidents and insect-related incidents, numerous times, all over the world.
- So sick and alone that I thought there would have to be an international search for my remains.
- A bookworm, a truant, a straight-A student, a science nerd and a math failure.
So there you have it - me. Feel free to say hello, or just come by for a read.