A rant to Wife about the futility of worrying about shootings and gun violence, part of the ‘This is America’ series.
Three brief anecdotes illustrate the adjustment to monochronic time orientation in Gringolandia (as opposed to polychronic in Latin America).
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.
Discussing the economy of abundance, and explaining to my Peruvian wife the curious phenomena of housing, welfare, cars, obesity, and free stuff in America.
SUMMARY: My observations of Mexican-American culture in my experiences over the summer, which include a trip to immigration court and a small rumble at a bicentennial festival.