The Lolo

The Lolo

Apartment living has its advantages and its challenges. The apartment I’m in is owned by a friend. It’s in a nice building, a comfy apartment with a partial view of the Pacific Ocean. It’s also in a university area, which means that it’s...
¡Viva Chile!

¡Viva Chile!

Can you spot the gringa? Last Monday, September 18, was Chile’s national holiday, Fiestas Patrias. It’s usually celebrated with friends and family. Often, there’s a barbeque involved. Other than going to doctor visits, I had not been leaving the...
Resonance

Resonance

Since I’ve been here in Chile this time, I’ve been invited to three birthday parties, plus hosting my own. Mine began at gringo time, 7:30. So when I got the invitation to a party that began at 10:00pm, I knew that I would have to decline. Even after...
Arrival

Arrival

Many, many years ago, long before I got married or Phillip was born, I made an advent calendar. It was made of felt, in the shape of Santa Claus. On his big, triangle-shaped belly were 24 little pockets. Each one held a felt Christmas ornament, which I also made....
Gobble, Gobble

Gobble, Gobble

It’s that time of the year, Thanksgiving Eve, and I’m watching my traditional “Thanksgiving” movie, Home for the Holidays. Good sound track, great cast. Funny, sad, poignant. Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Robert Downey Jr....

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