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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

We all survived the weekend apart. I missed my kids so much, Jeff had to tell me to stop calling them. They were all right. They missed me, but not so much they couldn’t appreciate how fun it is to have dad home.For me, it was another set of things I had to survive. Not […]

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Friday, 24 September 2010

Do you want to know what Jeff was doing last week? He was fishing in Alaska.He showed me a video of him fishing on one side of the river, and a brown bear, watching him from the other shore.And yesterday? Where was he?He was skydiving.I didn’t want him to go. I was so scared he’d […]

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Sunday, 19 September 2010

There’s a girl in my neighborhood who’s an angel in disguise. She always has something good to say about everyone. A couple of times, when I felt invisible at church, or the opposite, when one of my kids (or all 4 of them) was terrible during sacrament meeting and I felt every eye on me, […]

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

51 years ago, one of the greatest musicians of the Spanish language was born. Gustavo Adrian Cerati. An illuminated mind who in the 80’s looked like a guy transported from the future.I remember when my dad turned 26, (I was 5!), my mom gave him a cassette featuring the Argentine band Virus, and the brand […]

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Monday, 9 August 2010

I feel like I’m coming out of a five week long hibernation. Is the World Cup really over? Who won by the way? Yeah, like I don’t already know. The defeat against Germany still hurts, but it’s time to come out of my summer long silence (in case you wonder, the fact that Argentina didn’t […]

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Thursday, 24 June 2010

2010 will be a year to remember. In the South Africa FIFA worldcup, both former champions and runner-up, Italy and France respectively, are out after the group phase (shocking!) and in Wimbledon, Isner and Mahut played the longest tennis match ever. 11 hours. Give or take a few minutes. A game that spanned over three […]

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Monday, 21 June 2010

This is joy. My Swan Princess dancing under the sprinklers’ shower celebrating the first day of summer.

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In spite of not running much, I feel like I’ve ran a marathon, one that lasted for a whole week. The Writing for Young Readers conference was the incentive I needed to take my writing to a new level. The first day, the magnitude of the work ahead of me overwhelmed me. By Wednesday, and […]

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Friday, 11 June 2010

When I wake up in just a few hours, it will be World Cup time. One whole month of breathing, eating, dreaming futbol. I wish I were in South Africa. But even if mine is the only voice chanting in my neighborhood, I’ll always sing to the albiceleste and pray to all the angels of […]

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Thursday, 27 May 2010

They hold my heart! So much depends on them. Not only do we have the best players, but they’re so good-looking!

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Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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