My tongue aches to speak/A language not my own.… Read More Maraña
So, this blog, Goodbye USA, Hello Ecuador, is about to run critically short of material.
… Read More Goodbye, “Goodbye”.
The trip to Salinas confirmed that, while the Pacific coast of Ecuador is idyllic and beautiful, it is not the place we want to make our home. We had such a lovely visit to Hotel Playa Canela that we were sorely tempted to stay. However, the general ambience of Salinas was a bit too sedate… Read More The Spirit’s Home, Not the Heart’s
Miles of beautiful Pacific beaches lined with luxury homes and high-rise condominiums greet the eye. Ice cream and sunglass vendors peddle their wares. The malecon is lined with restaurants featuring savory ceviches, sangos, and arroces of octopus, lobster, crab, and fish, in addition to less maritime fare. … Read More Salinas
Delicious smells were wafting from the comedor shacks on the beach directly across the street, and each one had a little thatched shelter hung with colorful hammocks for their patrons’ use. … Read More Playas de Villamil
Volunteers who came to help are reportedly wandering the streets in shock at the scale of the carnage. One post describes “finding a dead body every 10 seconds.”… Read More Tragedy in Paradise
I looked outside and the landscape was tilting and jumping. I heard tiny cracking noises coming from the ceiling.… Read More Disaster Strikes!
The mass media and social media both treat elections as a sort of sporting event. One side wins, the other side loses. What will their strategies be? How will this move or that move affect the score? It’s easy to get swept away in the collective tribal frenzy and forget that this is supposed to be a forum of ideas…… Read More Thanks For the Wake-up Call, Justice Scalia
A hillside was covered with Laeliocattleya orchids in profusion like daisies.… Read More The High Amazon
I lay in bed that night imagining I heard my aorta starting to dissect inside my chest (it’s not good to have too much knowledge of physiology and pathology!)… Read More Ups and Downs