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April 19th, 2008

>>> @ 10:01 am

I want to write about the enormous fun I had in my recent travels away, but instead I'm thinking of family and friends in Argentina and Montevideo Uruguay today as the fires become even worse.


April 4th, 2008

home is>Los Incas @ 07:36 am

I am home,

how many times was I deeply moved in Argentina.

I am portena,

I can zap around the Subte lines quite happily and even chance
the buses which are packed, standing room only and at any time
day or night. Buenos Aires never sleeps.

They are reckless drivers as we brush within an inch of other,
everyone seems to merge in an instant, they are community.

I now know all roads change names at Av Rivadivia and that
mysterious Maipu in the city becomes Chacabuco near San Telmo.

they are joined,
and most roads are one way.

I am Plaza Dorrego and Defensa on Sundays, at one with the
huge street markets and dancing from 8pm (early) in the open
square, and balmy nights, before going on to Tassos or Peru 571
or Practica X or La Catedral Bohemian Sarmiento, Canning or
Villa Malcolm on another night.

I am Milonga (tango) starting at mid night every night of the week,
with dinner around 11pm as a norm. I completely change my
diet and eating habits. 7 hours sleep for me is enough and
dance classes never start before 11am anyway.

I love the people, their warmth and their passion. They clap
the buskers/beggars on the trenes, the legless singer
at Arie Klok's exhibition opening, his thrill at being presented a
picture that had been sketched of him,

& being told that it would be framed and sent to his home
(I can't even begin to imagine what that might be) on the side of the tracks
where 50% of Bs As people live in abject poverty.

He is so very grateful and touched. He smokes on his raised cushion, then
sings tango. We sit around on boxes in the small patio between the once proud
now crumbling San Telmo shops, drinking mate or wine and eating empanadas,
served on a silver tray, listening to his every word as he blazes his guitar.

No one stole my bag. I fitted in. I am like them physically,
everyday people approached me asking me directions in Spanish,
making jokes, being kind, never pushing, sharing the tragedy of the strike,
the boom bust cycle and zero food in the shops.

Don't cry for me Argentina
the truth is I have never left you

January 21st, 2008

prompt dancing @ 03:40 am

twist face partner slide wrap leg lock leg release - slightly shift weight release slightly lock hard twist face partner, high heels balance weight he leads she leads twist face partner wrap leg lock leg release.

December 31st, 2007

2008 @ 01:47 pm

Wishing you love, light and peace this new year,
and always...


December 14th, 2007

the dishes are done man @ 08:02 pm


I am on holiday:)


December 12th, 2007

climate change/emergency petition @ 10:22 pm

This just arrived in my inbox, I signed.

Climate negotiations in Bali are in crisis. Things were looking good till now: near-consensus on a delicate deal, including 2020 targets for rich countries, in return for which China and the developing world would do their part over time. IPCC scientists have said such targets are needed to prevent catastrophe. But Japan, the US and Canada are banding together to wreck the deal, and the rest of the world is starting to waver...

We can’t let three stubborn governments throw away the planet's future. We have until the end of Friday to do everything we can. Please sign our emergency global petition below -- we'll deliver it through stunts at the summit, a full-page ad in the Financial Times in Asia, and directly to country delegates to stiffen their nerve against any bad compromise. Add your name to the campaign below now!


September 7th, 2007

artful dodgers @ 06:49 am

So who will/would/should re-parent?

August 19th, 2007

Spencer Tunick/Greenpeace/Aletsch Glacier Switzerland @ 10:31 pm

Spencer Tunick photographed 600 nude people on the shrinking Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland, as part of a climate change awareness campaign by Greenpeace today.

August 18th, 2007

August 15th, 2007

Job/Youth Worker @ 03:43 pm



maybe you or someone you know,

who enjoys working with 14-16 yr old Youth at Risk kids to be part of our support team at Cyril Jackson CJACCESS until the end of the year. Level 2 negotiable full time, immediate start. If you have someone in mind please give me or Rica a call 9379 5131. Sporty is good;)