Visit with El Viejito

Visit with El Viejito

I have rarely spent Christmas in Chile. One of my neighbors has hung a Christmas wreath on the apartment door, but I can’t get into the spirit in 90º+ heat. When I think about it, I grew up in and spent a lot of years living in places where it was warm at...
The Birthday Present

The Birthday Present

The son of one of my caregivers had a birthday last week. Victor was turning eleven. I’d met him once when María brought him to visit. He was sweet and shy around me, an innocent ten-year old who was excited to meet a gringa. María had told me that his birthday...
Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

This little book, that’s been so close to my heart for over two years, is now LIVE on Amazon. If you’re in the US and have Amazon Prime, your copy can arrive by next week. The facts: It’s bilingual–English-Spanish. It’s beautifully...
Am I Chilean Yet?

Am I Chilean Yet?

A couple of years ago, the Matador Network published an article called “20 Signs that You’re Culturally Chilean.” I wrote a blog post about it, claiming a few of the signs for myself. I found my old blog post and now I wonder if I’ve adopted...

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