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...
If Life Gives You Lemons

If Life Gives You Lemons

No photos of sutures or bedpans. No talk about hospitals or check ups. Instead, let’s talk about food. Since I can’t stand up to prepare my own meals due to my broken ankle, I have two women who come in to cook, do light cleaning, take care of the laundry,...
Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

A week ago Wednesday, I got up early in Santiago and took the Metro out to the bus station. My friends in the Quinta Región of Chile had invited me to visit for the day. Actually, they would have been happy if I’d agreed to stay for several days, but I had...
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...

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