“American men like to fix things. They love to do home repairs.” I was listening uncomfortably, glass in hand, to a know-it-all Brazilian lady who had lived in California for many years. “Sure,” I told her, “many American men do love to tinker in the home. Look at the great success of businesses like Home Depot. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them. A tool in my hand is a dangerous weapon. I promise you that I will do more harm than good whenever I try to fix something. Instead of a fixer upper, I’m a fixer downer. I destroy things. … Continue reading Handyman Blues
Dear Reader, the other day I went to check my email and found this letter on my computer. I thought you might be interested. Larry Hi Cousin, Thanks for the letter. Isn’t this dog internet great? My brother Falcor and I think that you have a perfect life on the farm, chasing sheep, and even catching a rabbit once in a while. Yum. Barking at the moon at night also seems like great fun. In comparison, life in Barranco seems quite dull. (note from Larry: Barranco is the District of Lima, Peru, where we live) The best we can do … Continue reading One Dog’s Life in Peru
Tongue twisting required of Gringos Continue reading A Trilling Experience
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
THE PURPLE BUS In Lima, the buses have different colors. I often ride the purple buses. They take me to and from the part of Lima where I work. I’m unusual. Many people I know never ride the bus. It is just for poor people they say. I guess they feel uncomfortable with poor people. Or they don’t want to be identified as poor. I don’t care about any of that. Those who feel that way will take a taxi or drive their own car. I gave up driving long ago as too stressful and too expensive. Most of the time, I also ride in a taxi. But, reflecting … Continue reading Getting Around in Lima
Dogs on the street. Continue reading The Coolest Dogs in Barranco
When do you give to someone in need? Continue reading To Give or Not to Give
Is staying at home the best idea? Continue reading Are you scared of an adventure?
What are you without a family? Continue reading Family Still Matters, Doesn’t It?
A dangerous addiction Continue reading I love the sweet life