A Million Sticky Kisses

A Million Sticky Kisses

The Chilean school year will be starting soon, so I’m taking this opportunity to post an excerpt from my memoir, A Million Sticky Kisses. It’s about my first day at school in Santiago, Chile. From A Million Sticky Kisses: “Peter, who had picked me up...
Fascination

Fascination

When I was a child, I had a little jewelry box. It had a wind-up music box in it. When you wound the key and then opened the box, a plastic ballerina danced around in a circle and the music box played a waltz entitled “Fascination.” I had no idea of the...
Alternative Facts

Alternative Facts

Recently, I joined a new Facebook group for female travelers over 40. I was surprised when I discovered another member from Chile. We started communicating and realized that we’re in the same city. This never happens to me. Usually, I’m the Lone Ranger...
Hello…and How Are You

Hello…and How Are You

“¿Cómo aprendiste tu inglés?” I turned to look at the small boy standing next to me on the Metro train. How did you learn English? He had obviously been listening to me and my friends speaking in English. “Just like you learned Spanish,” I told...
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...

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