My future split between two countries after Peru – Colombia or Argentina. I chose Argentina. But the idea of going to Columbia confused and frightened my students, friends and family. “Isn’t it super dangerous? Aren’t there a lot of drugs? Haven’t you seen the Netflix Original series Narcos?” Down here, it’s known as a vibrant […]
When I was a kid, I had a billionaire’s dream of building a giant library on an island at 0,0 on a map. The idea was simple – everybody could get to all the knowledge in the world in one big, beautiful building. The Library of Alejandro. Let’s build it. George Peabody Library. Lame name. […]
Failure is part of the deal, but making it happen at all: that’s on us.
Even though Mom drank it by the gallon, Papi introduced me to “dirty bean water”. I felt more like a 10 year old scientist than a barista though, considering the Cafe con Leche recipe was: 1) Microwave milk 2) Test temperature by dipping finger into milk3) Lick finger4) Eyeball the instant coffee (too much and […]