Foreign, but Familiar

Foreign, but Familiar

Dateline: Santiago de Chile It’s Saturday night. I’m watching a cooking show on Chilean TV and catching about every third word. My Spanish is a little rusty. The show’s hosts are down in southern Chile, in Puerto Varas, sampling Torta de Murta. It...
Adulting

Adulting

Adulting is so tedious. And I find myself with so many “adult” things on my To-Do list. There’s paying the car insurance that is due on March 12. Thanks to an encounter with a motorcyclist that was driving in the bicycle lane, my auto insurance is...
Revisiting Re-Entry

Revisiting Re-Entry

It’s snowing here. Ever so lightly, but snowing. The sun’s trying to peek through, but the clouds are winning. I’m watching the fat flakes fall as I eat lentil soup, bought at the deli over on Nostrand. I will miss being able to walk a couple of...
Tiki, Tiki, Ti

Tiki, Tiki, Ti

Today is the celebration of Fiestas Patrias in my adopted country, Chile. I found this article by blogger, Yeni Oyanedel, which explains why and how Chileans celebrate the holiday, Why Chile Shuts Down on 18 September. I’m missing out on some of my favorite...
Eye, Aye, Eye

Eye, Aye, Eye

On May 11, back in the Santiago, I was reading before going to sleep. There was a little gnat-like creature buzzing around my backlit Kindle. I shooed him away and didn’t give it another thought. That is, until the next morning, when I woke up with two bug bites...

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