One Year Ago in Chile: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

May 3, 2015

Today is my birthday, or as I like to call it, “the one day a year Facebook makes me feel popular.” One year ago, we were living in Chile and following through on my vow to cut my ponytail, off


Oops, I Did It Again

April 11, 2015

Messed up my blog, that is. That’s right, this blog has been offline for a few days … and you didn’t even notice, did you? That’s ok, I’m not insulted, it has been awhile since I’ve had a chance to


All That I Left Behind: Reminders of Chile on a Chilly Day

September 12, 2014

We’ve been back for awhile now, but as we’ve gotten into the back to school and other regular, non-summer schedule season, I keep seeing people I haven’t seen since I’ve been back, so the “How was it” questions continue. And


Leaving Chile Part 3, Really Leaving; or Backfilling the Missing Chile Blog Posts

July 21, 2014

After a marathon travel session we finally made it back home, and only one of Joel’s windows was busted out by a truck. Really. Yeah, even Cecile didn’t believe that one when I first told her, she thought I was putting


Copa Mundial Quick Post: Go Chile!

June 13, 2014

Of all the things I’m going to miss about Chile, especially having come him a couple of weeks early, watching the World Cup in a country that knows how to watch it is at the top of the list. Just


I’m BAAaack. In At Least Two Ways.

June 12, 2014

OK, I know, it’s been awhile. Buy in my defense, I have been sick, traveling and busy. So we’ll cover both being back’s today, in reverse order. And then hopefully backfill the rest of the blog with stuff I missed,


Saying Goodbye to Chile Part 2: Valparaíso

June 4, 2014

To be clear and honest (obviously my career in politics is a shambles) part two happened before part one, but part one was easier to get up quickly. Anyway, on with the story. Sunday, feeling somewhat better though still a


Saying Goodbye to Chile Part 1: The Neighborhood

June 3, 2014

This has all been so sudden, and what with being sick for over a week it’s been tough to say some proper goodbyes. But in the last few days we (we here means Joel and I, Cecile will get to


Alright, We’ll Call It A Draw: Us vs. The Civil Registry Office, Final Round

June 1, 2014

Much as I did walk into the apartment and yell “Wohoo!”, it is difficult to see this as anything better than a tie. After 16 accumulated trips by the three of us (6 each for Cecile and I, 4 for


Pictures from the Ferria (Market)

May 30, 2014

Still recovering from my double shot of yuck. The cold is “mostly dead”, but so is my GI tract. Just when I thought it was safe to eat again. But we must carry on, so here’s a short but somewhat