I take to task a poorly educated reader who mischaracterizes several aspects of American culture in a futile attempt to defend Colombian food.
On the best image to come out of the Trump presidency: the banquet for college football champions Clemson Tigers.
Explaining my typical gringo transformation from seeing “Latino” as a race, which it’s not, to a culture. Inspired by a poem by Noel Quiñones.
Anecdote from a hipster bar in St. Louis and the “blue bubble” which are a bit of culture shock for an expat on a visit home from Latin America.
Anecdote from a bank in suburban St. Louis illustrating a bit of culture shock for an expat on a visit home from Latin America.
A rebuttal against a Guardian op-ed which argues that white, middle-class cocaine users are complicit in the violence of narcoterrorism and the drug war.
Navigating the cultural nuances and language barriers of the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh at an Irish pub in Lima. Alternate Title: An Ode to our Friends from the Other Side of the Pond.
A detailed explanation on how to objectively judge the world’s best cuisine, and a detailed profile of American foods including steaks, seafood, salads and more.
We need security guards with an AR-15 in every classroom of every American school. We don’t need less guns snowflakes, we need more!
I kindly respond to a poorly educated Argentine, Jorge, who takes issue with several points in my groundbreaking article, Expats > Regular Gringos.
My thoughts on why, in time, expats in Latin America may come to prefer the company of other expats in Latin America over non-expat gringos.
Another glowing review of the American embassy in Lima, Peru, in which my newborn daughter obtained citizenship from the excellent state-department staff who have no criminal records.
Explaining the importance of the “feet vote” and how it manifests in Latin America and beyond. Different ways to view how actions speak louder than words.
An analysis of what President Donald Trump may have planned for socialist dictator President Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela.