Photos from #Chile : History, Memory, Facts

I learned the facts about the dictatorship of Chile in school. I was born exactly a year after the coup making Augusto Pinochet president of Chile, and his junta the government. The dictatorship only ended when I was 15, in grade 10. I spent my first month in Santiago simply wandering around, getting used toContinue reading “Photos from #Chile : History, Memory, Facts”

Would you LOOK at this! #Valparaiso #Chile

While standing in Valparaiso, you can see the two “ends” of the bay very clearly–it’s more what you might call a lagoon. It’s relatively small. But it’s an excellent harbour, and back in the 16th century it was decided on as the best spot for the new Spanish colony’s shipping. That took a long timeContinue reading “Would you LOOK at this! #Valparaiso #Chile”

Photos of #Chile : Cerro Santa Lucia, the most beautiful park I’ve ever seen.

Maybe one day I’ll have enough Spanish to adequately describe this place. Charles Darwin gave it the high praise of “certainly most striking.”

Photos of #Chile : #Santiago Centro

On my walk around Central Santiago, there were bells ringing from all the churches, and ladies weaving palm fronds for people as they went into mass. I’m looking forward to Easter here next week – I can’t fathom what it’ll be like.

VOTE. You have to Vote. Part 3 – media

Quebec City mosque shooting victims include businessman, professor and fathers of young children 6 men were shot in the back as they gathered for evening prayer, mosque’s vice-president says FIRST. Now. I wanted to know who did it. I was so anxious to know I was on Twitter all day. Which, we should know, isContinue reading “VOTE. You have to Vote. Part 3 – media”

VOTE. You have to Vote. Part 2 #Canada #voting #nomuslimban #refugeeswelcome

#WelcomeToCanada pic.twitter.com/47edRsHLJ5 — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js My goodness. That went well! But it’s not remotely over yet. Next: the “hard” part. Immediately after the inauguration, The Village Voice published a series of mini-interviews done with attendees. The very first interviewee said that the new president’s words were being parsed by theContinue reading “VOTE. You have to Vote. Part 2 #Canada #voting #nomuslimban #refugeeswelcome”

VOTE. You. Have. To. VOTE. Part 1 #vote #canada

The horrors have been coming so thick and fast that no one can process them all. Which is part of the strategy, clearly: throw in all the immigration, abortion, and press bans, one right after the other, and there are too many things to nail down and protest. Which is why I am — forContinue reading “VOTE. You. Have. To. VOTE. Part 1 #vote #canada”