Beware of Elves

Beware of Elves

I’ve been here in Chile almost three weeks now. It’s been a quiet time of visiting with friends and getting my feet on the ground. When I say quiet, I mean mostly “silent.” Compared to my old apartment, which is just a couple of blocks away,...
Dishabille

Dishabille

Last Tuesday, when I went down to my apartment lobby to check the mail, another woman was there at the same time. Sigi’s* a little German lady who’s probably lived here since the building opened back in the ’60’s. I was a little taken aback...
Customs and Choices

Customs and Choices

The other night, I went to a new wine tasting group for the first time. When I arrived, there were two women sitting at a long table. I sat down next to the younger one, and she immediately stuck out her hand in greeting. A long time ago, back in my youth, someone,...
Unlimited (Talk &) Text

Unlimited (Talk &) Text

Why do people hate to talk on the phone these days? I could understand it better in Chile, where many people used pay-as-you-go phone plans. They only paid for minutes used. Instead of talking, they used texting or the free app, WhatsApp, to contact their friends and...

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