Author Archives: sonoran weasel

why i don’t buy books

I am both an avid reader and strong ideological (and actual) supporter of libraries. This is a rare combination, I feel. Most people I know who take reading or books “seriously” prefer to buy books, for various reasons. Some like … Continue reading

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luciernagas en el mozote

Last weekend, I took a weekend trip to the department of Morazán. Specifically, we went to El Mozóte for the thirtieth anniversary memorial…thing. I guess in a lot of places one would expect a lot of people being silent and, I don´t … Continue reading

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iglesia de san rosario

This church in downtown San Salvador is an eyesore from the outside. It´s dirty concrete and looks old and is crumbling and the park across the street is commonly known as the place to pick up prostitutes or get robbed. … Continue reading

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Santa Ana

This is a picture of the cathedral in Santa Ana. I only spent a couple days in there, but I was immediately charmed and decided that if I ever come live in El Salvador for an extended period of time, … Continue reading

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cangrejos salvadoreños

“Do you know why popular organization will never work here? Let me tell you. I can explain it with a folk story: There were two barrels at a restaurant full of live crabs. One barrel had Salvadoran crabs and the … Continue reading

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thoughts on occupy wall street

I´m feeling a little guilty for missing Occupy San Salvador (yes, there was an Occupy San Salvador event, held at the US Embassy for one day, and no, I can´t believe I missed it for something as stupid as “I … Continue reading

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retirement

In the past year or so, my case of who-the-hell-is-reading-this-oh-god has gotten pretty bad. Bad enough to make me not want to post anything at all. I just feel really exposed, and even though that´s the POINT of blogs – … Continue reading

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