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Posted in: Books, Uruguay

The everyday, unsexy book work

Working like crazy on the book, have been for a couple months. Mostly it’s wrangling all the research – the interviews in particular – into a form I can access and pull them into whatever is going to become The Book. So I’m listening to the audio files while reading against the transcripts, making corrections. Noting stories I want to extract. Reacquainting myself with the experience of the interviews themselves.[…]

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Posted in: Uruguay

Renting la casa

Visited again today with the owners of the house I’m renting for the next year and a half. Here’s the avocado tree in the back yard, or part of the tree – it’s about 20 feet high. I met the owners last month, lovely couple who have lived here for 7 or 8 years. Originally from Germany with no English but very good Spanish. Me with my elementary Spanish and[…]

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