Not Just Lunch

When is lunch not just lunch? When you’re in Chile, of course. The custom here is to eat an enormous lunch. And if you’ve been invited to someone’s home, it’s never just lunch. There is always sobremesa, after-meal table chat, which can last until...
Gringa Does Laundry: 10 Easy Steps

Gringa Does Laundry: 10 Easy Steps

The combo washer/dryer that’s in my little rental apartment is whirring behind me. I had the same type machine in Scotland when I visited in 2015. When the wash is finished, the clothes are still dripping wet. I use the centrifuge cycle before turning on the...

Beat the Clock

I leave for Chile on Saturday and I am in “end game” mode. In a perfect world, I would have two of everything. One set in Chile and the other in the US. That way, I could just walk out the door with a toothbrush and a flight confirmation. Alas,...

Gold Stars for Penny

If I may toot Penny’s horn for a moment, “Penny Possible” has received 24 5-Star Reviews on Amazon. I am grateful for and humbled by the response to Penny’s book. Last month, I was able to donate over $1,000 to Warrior Canine Connection based...

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