Davis Square


Happy thanksgiving weekend everyone!

This year I am especially thankful for a spontaneous life, an amazing, fun, talented, and supportive family and community of friends, the privilege to join the vibrant Fletcher community and work towards a graduate degree in Law and Diplomacy, and last but not least, the most delicious, nutritious thanksgiving meal ever, falling just behind my mom’s annual spread.

Shout out to Baby Ace for partying like a rockstar on his first thanksgiving on earth with mom, dad, and the “R Street Hunnies Family Night Crew”!

Back in Boston the weather’s chilly and rainy, and starting to feel more like winter.  Thought I’d share some fall foliage and fun snapshots before the snow starts to stick.

The first few are from an annual fall festival called Honk!Fest – groups of “activist bands” – mostly horns, playing in the squares all weekend and marching from Davis Square through Somerville to Harvard Square in Cambridge on a gorgeous fall day in October.

Honkfest comes to Somerville

Honk!fest comes to Somerville!

Each year Honk!festers set the Davis neighborhood afire with their shiny, bold brass and the sounds of horns honking throughout the streets.  I spent one perfect fall day off the grad school grid to follow the Honk! festival, enjoying the May Day -esque celebration, watching parade of political puppetry and listening to the activist brass bands.

Stick it to me baby: Health Care!

Stick it to me baby: Health Care!

Carrying the dead

Funky Brass-town

Funky Brass-town

Get it girl!

Kanye West Makes Appearance at HonkFest

Kanye West Makes Appearance at Honk!Fest

Just what the doctor ordered!

Just what the doctor ordered!

Only in Boston

Brazilian Style Drum Jam

Davis Square
Davis Square

Fall bright

Fall Bright 2

One Example of Brilliance at Tufts

In between Argentine adventures with moms, tio, and tia, Mel and I were able to score what I think is going to be a PERFECT 2-bedroom, 1- bath, 1 porch, 1 pantry, several-closet, 1 BIG backyard apartment!! It is the second floor of a house located just a few steps outside of Davis Square, and a pleasant walk from 160 Packard Ave.

I owe the gran aplausa to Mel who doubled as rental agency and two of her wonderful friends who went to check out places for us.  Mil gracias and besos to such wonderful and generous friends.  And, so, contrary to reoccurring dreams of a year off in Buenos Aires, Brazil, and a few other wonderful places, I’m thrilled to be gearing up for my first year at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy this fall!

I just love it when you get that feeling that everything is lining up perfectly. Tonight at Las Lilas, the most fabulous 5-star parilla meal on the waterfront of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires, we overheard a former Fletcher student raving about the school and his wonderful experience as a graduate student there.  Herein lies the beginning of the infamous Fletcher connections!

Until then, stay tuned for more Argentine adventures! Here are two shots of our new 2nd floor apartment at 377 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA:

Blue Room

Blue Room

Yellow Room

Yellow Room

Lots of love from Asi es la vida en Argentina! Tomorrow the entourage is off to Tigre for some ecological encounters. Next up: Photo tour of San Telmo, why Buenos Aires is a “livable city”, and a political update desde BA. Stay tuned!