Tag Archives: Freshly Pressed

Cachivache & Cachantún: Antiques as bits of a life (Photo Essay)

I love antique shops–not that fancy, nose-in-the-air kind with all the fru-fru porcelain and don’t-touch crystal and wax-em-up furniture. No. I mean the little mom-and-pop corner shops with crazy assortments of real-folks stuff that was truly used by someone, somewhere, once upon a time.

Typewriter © Margaret Snook 2011

I mean the kind of shop that has all manner of stuff–the fabulous and the forlorn, the funky and the sublime, the valuable and the junk–all hodge-podged together in an inimitably haphazard arrangement that could never be repeated anywhere else. Continue reading


Freshly Pressed Again: Accordions are hotter than you think!

It’s happened again… a sign from the hosting honchos at Word Press.com that someone over there has their eye on Cachando Chile. Turns out that the “Confessions of a Closet Accordion Lover” caught their eye and they “Freshly Pressed” it, which means that they plucked it from among nearly half a million posts and put it out there front and center for all the Word Press world to see.

Word Press Freshly Pressed / Cachando Chile / Accordion Lover

If you missed the post, take a look: Confessions of a Closet Accordion Lover. Continue reading

Confessions of a Closet Accordion Lover

**This post was “Freshly Pressed” on March 30, 2011

I have just come to realize that I have a thing about accordions. Weird, you say? Cheesy, maybe? Uncool, you think? Sorry, conclude away, but I am here to confess. Truth be told, it took me a long time to realize it, but I have been enamored of the instrument since Carmella Cartino brought hers to show and tell in 4th grade. My parents didn’t take it very seriously that evening when I told them about it. We were neither Italian nor Polish—the two ethnic groups most associated with accordions in our neck of the woods.

Japanese Accordionist in Rome (I promise as soon as I find his card, I will include his name!)

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Cachando Chile just got “Pressed”

Cool News! Cachando Chile just made the WordPress.com “Freshly Pressed” list, which they call: “The best of 365,245 bloggers, 539,495 new posts, 399,976 comments, & 105,828,107 words today on WordPress.com.”

Cachando Chile "Freshly Pressed" on WordPress.com

Each day the folks at WordPress.com pore over tons of blogs and pick a handful to single out. Today they set their sites on Cachando Chile!

I’ve got to admit that I’m tickled maroon (don’t care much for pink). Thanks to WordPress and all the Cachando Chile faithfuls!

Some days are like that–you just never know what‘s going to happen!

Here’s the post they liked: Language Play & Politics a la Chilensis

Take a wander over there and check out some of the other hot blogs of the day! Freshly Pressed at WordPress.com