Two posts in and all you know (thanks to Cassie for the tantalizing introduction) is that I am a student who got a grant from Shimer to move to Santiago de Chile for the summer. What I am actually doing down here is even cooler than that.
I am spending my summer going out for drinks, meeting musicians and artists, coming home at 5 am, waking up at 1, then proceeding to write a bit, grabbing food at a local resta-house, taking a nap….at least three times a week. Whew! Nobody said this was going to be easy.
Yea, it is true the wording on the (insert hoots of protest) worksheets I had to turn in were different; something about playing a key role in the operation of an English-language Arts and Culture magazine in Latin America. I am, however, also learning how to be a hooligan at football matches (soccer for you Americans), survive food poisoning, endure 32 degrees without central heating or insulation, decipher the jungle of Chilean slang, enjoy a meal without the vociferous Mexican spices I was used to etcetera etcetera. This will be a three part response to the question “So what the hell are you doing down there anyway?”, a three part documentary on the life of Jesus in Chile.