Category: Chile

One Year Ago in Chile: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

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 which had been with me for half my life. In...

Oops, I Did It Again

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 post. And I have several posts lined up to complete....

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

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 that’s fine, I have no problem with that, although Chile...

Copa Mundial Quick Post: Go Chile!

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 got an email from Cecile about how things are ramping...

I’m BAAaack. In At Least Two Ways.

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, then front fill with new stuff. With me so far?...

Saying Goodbye to Chile Part 2: Valparaíso

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 bit leery of food, we decided it was time, lacking...

Saying Goodbye to Chile Part 1: The Neighborhood

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 make her own goodbyes in about a month) have managed...

Pictures from the Ferria (Market)

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 substantive post. Cecile and I have both talked about the...