Archive for June, 2012

Several Argentines now have asked us variations of the question, “So what’s the deal with peanut butter?” What is it, they want to know. What does it taste like? How do you eat it? Now, peanut butter is hard to find in Argentina. When we do find it—often in health food stores, of all places—it’s […]


Yesterday, the Republic of Paraguay experienced an abrupt transition in leadership as President Fernando Lugo was impeached and then removed from office in a period of less than 48 hours. His vice president, Federico Franco, has assumed the Presidency and is moving quickly to consolidate power. So far as we know there have been no […]


Culture Shock

15Jun12

James and I are recovering from culture shock. We can say we’re in recovery thanks to our handy Survival Kit for Overseas Living, which explains that the toughest weeks of culture shock usually come about three months into one’s adjustment to a new country. We’re now in month five, and are happily trending back up […]


“Well done, good and faithful servant.” – Matthew 25:21 Jorgelina Lozada was the first ordained female in Latin America, a member of the Disciples of Christ church here in Argentina. Recently, Blanca Staude de Martínez and Ester Iglesias de Lugo, both female pastors in the Disciples, published a compelling biography of Rev. Lozada. This is […]