Expats helping students, students helping expats

    On a recent Sunday I was on my usual walk along the Rio Tomebamba when I was stopped by three young people, characteristically nervous. Sure enough, they were college students wanting or, perhaps having to, interview a gringo for a class assignment. The young woman’s English seemed pretty good so I sat down on a […]

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    The lessons of the poor farmer’s horse

    Perhaps, maybe, quizas, I am back to normal. After a two-week bout of flu over Christmas, I am feeling great!! My legs are better as I am able, much of the time, to walk up the escalinatas without having to stop to catch my breath or rest my legs. Saying that my brain is better […]

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    A paean to Cuenca and then a tooth ache

    It may not seem like it to a younger extrovert but for this older introvert there is a very special flow to life in Cuenca. I am coming out from two or three month long doldrums, due mostly to some health issues, and feeling alive and on top of the world once again. For example, […]

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    Why do we think the world is falling apart when so much of the news is good?

    How do you see the world? I am paraphrasing an article in the Christian Science Monitor saying that 2015 was a lousy year with the news being a nonstop stream of terrorism, injustice, grieving, burying, and accusing. Ignorant armies continuing their fighting. There was way too much religious, ethnic and racial antagonism. It then went […]

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