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TechCamp 2012

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Atomic Dog

I was previewing a vocal track for a remix when our 5-month-old German Shepard, Kofy, started singing along. Sorry the vid is a little dark and shaky but hey our boy was spontaneously expressing himself- so we’ll call it “arty.” Speaking of artful musical expression, I’ll be DJ’ing at the CUBEREC label night at The […]

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So You Wanna Learn Spanish, Eh?

Awesome – you should. Check out my Spanish teacher’s new Skype-based school Mundo Del Español. Classes are 1-to-1 with professional, accredited teachers living here in La Antigua Guatemala. It’s super easy and secure to purchase class time, and you can try a 15-minute trial class for free! Hazlo!

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Super Oferta Q7,999.00

Only ~$1000, dancing retard not included.

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Mexican Birthday Tattoo

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being in Oaxaca, Mexico for my 37th birthday. To celebrate, I went to Granpa’s Tatuajes and my man Jessi gave me the wonderful gift of great ink.

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Peeing and Protesting in Mexico City

After a good hour of holding it in through the nightmare that is Mexico City traffic, I finally had to pull over and drain the main vein. The fact that we were rolling bumper-to-bumper through one of the busiest arteries of Mexico City didn’t stop me. Imagine Market Street, Cesar Chavez and Divisidero twisted into […]

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Makin’ Copies… and models!

This is the dude who makes photocopies of your important documents at one of the many Aduanas (customs offices) in Mexico. Like all good bureaucratic agencies in Central America, they require copies of everything, and this guy is basically the on-site Kinko’s. Anyway, he’s obviously enjoyed a bit of downtime to be able to build […]

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By the Time We Get to Arizona

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Our Drive to Guatemala Has Begun!

We started our drive from Oakland to Guatemala today, first stop: Venice Beach. Tomorrow we go to Phoenix and then we cross the border at Nogales over the weekend. We’ll be posting up photos, words and videos every day – stay tuned!

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LA CAMIONETA – Life and Death on the Road

Our friend, the talented and resourceful Mark Kendall, is almost done with his documentary film, LA CAMIONETA. After 10 years or 150,000 miles on the road, many school buses in the United States are deemed no longer usable and often end up at one of the country’s many used bus auctions. From there, a sizable […]

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Funny Pictures

Kara stumbled on this photo of the Lancetillo kids and me from last year. Most of these kids don’t have a lot of experience behind a computer so it’s all new and shiny to them. As I was showing them my MacBook Pro, they expressed an interest in viewing any photos I had. Lucky for […]

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¡Feliz Navidad!

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Which Do You Prefer?

“¿Que prefieres – Guatemala o Las Estados Unidos?” my Antigua-based Spanish teacher asked me yesterday over Skype. “Well in Antigua, the people are very nice but they are not quick” I replied. Realizing that I had just described all Antigueños as slow-witted, not slow-moving as I intended, I quickly added: “In the US the people […]

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Mi Aldea Lancetillo – Opening Reception Saturday August 21st

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, August 21st at 6pm. Food, drinks and music will be served. At Iglesia Santa Clara, across the street from Tanque de la Unión. Exhibit will be open through September 4. Spanish flyer

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El Rio: A Photo Slideshow by Project Einstein Kids in Zona Reyna, Guatemala

Kara, Miguel, Marixa and I drove 12 hours to Zona Reyna this weekend to help our friend Emma teach a class about telling stories with multimedia slideshows to a group of Mayan teens who live in Zona Reyna. Zona Reyna is a poor, rural and isolated area located in the mountains of Quiché. Our class […]

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Internet Cafés in Antigua, Guatemala

For those of you not retired or enjoying a mom & dad funded vacation, I present to you my list of internet cafes that you can work from: El Portal The cafe across from the park that never used to have internet. Well, they’ve finally finished remodeling the back and it’s quite cozy – there’s […]

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It can’t be all bad when the weather lady looks like this

Sorry guys- I don’t know her name or the channel as my wife took these screenshots- but yeah, this is what we wake up to every morning on the Guatemalan boob tube, har har.

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How to extend your passport without leaving Guatemala

The bureaucracy in Guatemala is mind-numbing, dumbfounding and soul-killing. Your average SAT or RENAP office makes the Oakland DMV appear as efficient as a German train station, in Switzerland. Anyway, despite the many inconveniences of Guatemala, there may actually come a time when you’d like to extend your stay here without having to do the […]

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Micheal Jackson Posthumous Performance!

A lot of people down here work in the “informal economy.” In the States we call that having a hustle. My man definitely knows how to hustle– moonwalking in the middle of a Zone 1 intersection!

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Eruption!

A multimedia tribute to yesterday’s eruption of Mount Pacaya – less than an hour drive from our house!

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