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


Long Time, No … Excuse Me, Gotta Run

May 29, 2014

Sorry I haven’t blogged recently, been busy with unpleasant matters. When last I wrote my brother was in town and we were having fun. That continued. Then Monday, the day he was leaving, I confirmed that I did indeed have


Fútbol the Way It Should Be Watched

May 24, 2014

That’s soccer to you estadounidensans (U.S. Folks). With my brother in town and no other plans for the afternoon, we decided to head out and see if we could find a likely bar to watch the UEFA Champions Cup match