A look at the ‘Peru Two’, Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid, who were caught smuggling cocaine from Peru. With analysis of the industry from a former smuggler.
A warning with anecdotes about teaching English in Colombian private high schools for upper-class students.
Reasons Not to Work Abroad – a point-by-point response to Mark Manson’s article, “Why Young Americans Should Work Overseas.”
Discussing the greatest obstacle to free trade in Peru: the national customs office, SUNAT.
Discussing the Serpost strike of 2012, which held up over 50,000 letters and packages for a month.
In the wake of the murder of DEA agent, James “Terry” Watson, we ask which is worse for Colombia’s image: narcoterrorism or common street crime.
Detailing the theft of my digital camera by LAN Colombia in Medellin.
Short dittie about the theft of my iPod by UPS Peru in Lima.
My review and analysis of the autobiography of Robert Beck AKA Iceberg Slim, Pimp: The Story of My Life.
Explaining my support for the death of privacy and the New Publicness. In other words, WHY I BLOG UNDER MY REAL NAME.
A look at business in China: the lack of innovation, the dishonesty, the corruption, the worst of the worst.
Summary and review of Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art and Turning Pro, in the context of my own personal calling: storytelling.
SUMMARY:A breakdown by several criteria for which is the better country for expats to live in: Colombia or Peru.
SUMMARY: Review of Julie MacIntosh’s Dethroning the King: Anheuser-Busch’s hostile takeover by InBev, making Budweiser a foreign-owned beer.