My 8.8 Earthquake Experience

27 February 2013
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Today is the 3-year anniversary of the 8.8 Earthquake that struck Chile on February 27th 2010. I wrote the following experience just days after the earthquake had happened and have republished it here: Setting: Chile – Saturday, 27th of February 2010 – 3.34am Either you were soundly sleeping or in the final stages of some […]

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8 out of 10 Earthquakes prefer Chile

25 November 2012
8 out of 10 Earthquakes prefer Chile

8 out of 10 Earthquakes prefer Chile Last week we had a swarm of quakes in Chile. They’ve mostly been little ones, around 5.3 to 6.1 on the Richter scale. Just a tickle compared to other earthquakes we’ve had. UNscientifically they’re saying the Mayans are just doing practice runs for the end of the world… […]

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Dinner with the President of Chile

14 June 2012
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Yes, I had dinner with the President of Chile. No, it wasn’t with Piñera (probably because I think the Piñera Sandwich is classist), nor was it Bachelet (vetoed because of my ONEMI jokes). Yes, it was way back with Ricky Lakes, better known by his Spanish name of Ricardo Lagos. Yes, we’re talking some time […]

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10 years and big news

23 February 2012
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(The photo above is from our honeymoon … 10 years ago) 10 years and big news You could say that today is an important day for my wife and I. We have put up with each other been married for 10 years. Not a bad feat in this day and age where marriages seem to […]

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Chile Forest Fire Ash Cloud Photos

6 February 2012
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Chile Forest Fire Photos Last weekend there was a large forest fire just outside of Valparaiso / Viña del Mar. We were in Viña when it first started and we heard fire engines screaming down the road. We looked towards where they were going and we saw large clouds of smoke billowing across the sky. […]

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Photos of Valparaiso at Night – Chile

2 January 2012
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These photos were taken at dusk while we were waiting for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display in Valparaiso. If you look careful, you will already see the streets lined with parked cars and people walking towards the main square (Plaza Sotomayor). What do you think of Valparaíso?

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