The Dreaded DMV

The Dreaded DMV

I’d been thinking, before I start traveling again, that I should go ahead and change over my New York driver’s license to New Mexico. I was hesitant to do it because (A) my NY license was good for one more year, (B) it was hard to get, and (C) I’m...
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...
Special Delivery

Special Delivery

Today, I got an email notice that a package had been delivered for me. Not yesterday or Friday, but this morning. Something from Amazon. I went down to the concierge to pick it up. It wasn’t an important package, just some vitamins that I’d ordered, but...
A Tale of Two Burgers

A Tale of Two Burgers

Out here, green chile can be, and often is, put onto or in almost everything you eat. There is even an official “state question,” which is “Red, green, or Christmas?” If you choose “Christmas,” that’s a combination of both red...
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...
Casper Needs a Home

Casper Needs a Home

Just look at that face! Yesterday, Casper’s photo came across my newsfeed on Facebook. He, his mother, and his eight siblings had been found abandoned in New Mexico. The weird thing is that the story I saw wasn’t posted in New Mexico. It was posted by a...

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