Tuesday, August 29, 2006
FIRST ATTEMPT TO PUBLISH PICTURES
This is my first attempt to publish a picture to the blog - so, no, this is not Buenos Aires! Shortly before we left the USA, we were on a walk in Boulder with Silas, Jaime and Nick, and these "young bucks" appeared in a driveway in our neighborhood.
We are getting settled into the casa and the Argentine pace of life. We have walked many of the streets around the casa, and as some of you know, there is no shortage of great places to eat nearby....like right across the street. Maru Botana is a wonderful sandwich/pastry/coffee shop that will present a daily temptation! After our dinner last evening, we stopped there for a cup of coffee and an apple dessert - and we will no doubt be making many stops at Maru. Rhonda says that this will be the first place that we will take those of you who come to visit us. Another close-by restaurant is the Belgrano Plaza Pizza Cafe that offers a lot more than pizza. We have been there more than once thus far, including lunch today with Alejandro and Rafael (Rafa) Martinez de Sanzo, the program director. Rafa just returned from Cuba where he was vacationing and gathering information for an article that he will be writing for La Nacion, a major newspaper here. Rhonda is just about done reading Evita - First Lady by John Barnes, and I am about midway through The Language of God - A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis Collins, physician, geneticist and leader of the Human Genome Project. One of the classes I will be teaching here is Biology and Genetics for non-majors, and the second class is Science and Religion - so this book will provide interesting material for both classes.