The little girl, five years old, walked up to me. She could see that I was having difficulty walking. An old injury had flared up and I needed to use a cane to get around. It was difficult and painful for me to walk and she noticed. “I’ll help you,” she said to me. She grabbed my hand and we proceeded to walk down the street. All the while she was also engaging me in conversation. Maybe she wanted to take my mind off the pain of walking. Then her six year old brother came up and took over until … Continue reading I’ll Never Walk Alone
What’s in a name? Continue reading What Do They Call You?
Lima, Peru, is loaded with taxis. Which is a good thing because a number of years ago, I decided to give up driving. I concluded that it was cheaper and more convenient to use taxis. Owning and operating a car … Continue reading More Than Just a Ride
A change from the fast-paced life Continue reading Nothing Better to Do
Musing on life as an expatriate Continue reading Have I Become A New Person?
Photo by Duy Pham on Unsplash One of my students and I were talking about the marketing of beer in Peru. He was telling me how drinking a beer here was different from the U.S. He said: “In the U.S., … Continue reading Alone or Together? A Difference in Cultures
The first wisps and swirls of fog wend their way through the streets. I welcome them. For me it is long past time for the return of the grey overcast skies. The warmth and humidity of summer I have tired … Continue reading Grey is Good
On the outside, he looked calm. On the inside, he was boiling. He was always impatient, but never more so than when he had to stand in line for something. In his native California, he would search for the shortest … Continue reading Standing in Line—-A Fantasy
Life as an expatriate Continue reading Why I Live in Peru
The Pandemic and walking Continue reading Walking As Never Before