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Book of the Month Club

Welcome to the book of the month club. It is not called that because there is a book coming every month, it is called that because it is how long it took me to write it. It took me two weeks to live it and two and a half to write it. Once I started […]

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Crazy Fast

The last of my grandchildren is now walking. At least I hope it is the last, I don’t think Honey and I can afford birthday presents for more. He took his first steps a few weeks ago and with that, keeping an eye on him just got tougher. Kids grow up crazy fast. As a […]

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The ‘Caravan of Chaos’ arrived around midnight Thursday. I heard them come in the door and do their best to be as quiet as possible, and to their credit they did okay. I pretty much acknowledged their arrival in my head and went back to sleep. Three hours later I got up and went to […]

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The Money Toxin

When things are going well, is it in your best interest to temper your enthusiasm? Not let your dreams and desires get away from you. Or should you just go get them while the getting is good. Liberals/Democrats would say go for it, do what you want, there is better to come. Conservatives/Republicans would say, […]

The Doppelganger Effect

They are young, smart and university educated. They are career-title driven. They love to travel. They love their phones. They love to take selfies with their phones, travelling and looking ‘glam’. They’ve found another that shares the same interest of travel, selfies and looking ‘glam’. They get serious with that person and buy a house […]

DN-eh?

Driving home one day down the Trans-Canada Highway, I got to thinking about ancestry. Where I came from, and where they came from, and I realized that I didn’t really have much knowledge of my family history. Sure, I have memory of a couple of family anecdotes about some distant cousin that was someone famous […]

Pilates Have Nothing On Ceiling Fans!

The kitchen project continues, and yes, I am aware that it started in November. It took a week after our return for Honey to get out of ‘holiday mode’, and back into ‘home reno’ mode again. The countertop has been templated and arrives in 15 days (professional installation). To Honey’s relief her new cupboards passed […]

Decorum

I act as internet-concierge for a Dominican hotel/restaurant business. Three thatched roofed cabanas on the sand. Each one for rent on any given day. I am the faceless individual that makes contact with strangers from other countries. I do the multiple languages with my trusty laptop and google translate and as much decorum as possible. […]

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Aqui

I have written before about driving in the Dominican Republic. I’m sure that I used expletives like crazy, insane, hectic and down right scary. It’s like playing a video game, a cross between Grand Theft Auto and Mario Cart Race (you don’t need to play video games to get what I mean). It’s part cartoon, […]

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Neapolitan

I love the sunshine and warmth that it brings to each day here on the island. It rejuvenates me with every day I am here. Before I started to travel in winter, I was a sun worshiper. No, I didn’t have a secret shrine set up in a closet for the worship of some sun […]

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