Sunday, November 18, 2007


I packed our clothes in 10-gallon Ziploc bags, and pushed all the air out of them. It helps orgazine everything and saves space. (More room for books!)

Who knew 10-gallon Ziploc bags existed?


Venezuela's socialist economic policies are causing food shortages. I hope people start connecting Chavez's economic policy to the longer food lines. But I bet economics books are harder to find than milk.

Venezuelans scramble for food amid oil opulence

By Brian Ellsworth
Sunday, November 11, 2007; 11:14 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan construction worker Gustavo Arteaga has no trouble finding jobs in this OPEC nation's booming economy, but on a recent Monday morning he skipped work as part of a more complicated search -- for milk.

The 37-year-old father-of-two has for months scrambled to find basic products like cooking oil, beef and milk, despite leftist President Hugo Chavez's social program that promises to provide low-cost groceries to the majority poor.


Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Books are Going, Dammit!

This is my Britannica Great Books collection packed up and ready to be put in our baggage. Since it is so difficult to ship things to Argentina, we are only taking what will fit in our suitcases. And my books are going, dammit!

Letting go is difficult. I am letting go of everything else: the cats, the dog (who now have happy homes), the dishes, most of my clothes, the cars, the furniture..... the only thing I can't bear to leave behind is my book collection.

Oh. And my husband, I suppose. :)