I’m Rick Powell, an American serial expat
living with metastasized colorectal cancer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I graduated from Southern Illinois U with a degree in Cinema & Photography. My first Super-8 film was called The Way Love Moves. My senior film project was called Pictures of Maleness. I was naked in it. It also featured my straight roommate Janet in male drag. I lost all my films somewhere along the road.
I’ve been blogging for years. I wrote about my adventures in Prague in a blog called The Rent Boys Of Prague. I wrote almost a million words in diary form.
My last project was Juanele AR, a bilingual blog covering the arts and artists of Buenos Aires. I founded, edited, designed, art-directed and photographed for Juanele. Lots of other cool folks did too.
I hope to bring it back someday. You can find some of the old posts living on My Beautiful Air. (Open your eyes in Buenos Aires.)
I created this online literary journal about English-speaking life in Spanish-speaking countries but it turns out there aren’t very many good writers who want to get paid for that sort of thing.
My current project and main source of income is
Fascinating Monsters. I do still make WordPress sites.
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Featured photo by Nicolás Pizarro. Puerto Limón Hostel, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, 2016.