Dave Nelson

David Nelson, spent 30 years growing up and getting educated in Oregon before moving to the Oakland, California and the East Bay area, where he practiced worker’s compensation law, representing injured workers, for 40 years. When he retired from his legal practice, he worked another nine years as a part-time gardener before moving to Cuenca.
An expat’s reawakening

An expat’s reawakening

I woke up on November 13 and, as I lay in bed before getting up, I realized that  something was different. I felt alert and very alive but I had had the feeling many times before ove...
Consider the power of a hug

Consider the power of a hug

I grew up in a small town, Tillamook, on the Oregon coast in the 1930’s and 40’s in an intact family of mother, father and three evenly spaced boys. Aside from the n...
Ruminations on turning ninety

Ruminations on turning ninety

Over the years my birthday has become unimportant to me. It is just another day in my life, to be treated like any other day, with the utmost attention that I am able to muste...
How can you not love Cuenca?

How can you not love Cuenca?

It was a great day in Cuenca. As usual, I woke up alert, the sun was shining and continued until mid-afternoon (although there would be rain later from the clouds that formed to...

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