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...
The Wake-Up Call

The Wake-Up Call

Night before last, I barely got a wink of sleep. I’d gone to bed at a reasonable hour, engrossed in a book I was reading. The last time I looked at the clock, it was 1:38am. Just as I was drifting off to dreamland, my upstairs neighbor came home. She (I’m...
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...
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...

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