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
Tongue twisting required of Gringos Continue reading A Trilling Experience
What’s in a name? Continue reading What Do They Call You?
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
A gift remembered Continue reading The Yellow Dress
A large banfg and my my heart sank Continue reading Go With the Flow
I SAY HELLO, YOU SAY GOODBYE”The Beatles It is too early in the morning for me. Even so, since I have to go to work, I am reluctantly getting ready to go to my first class of the day. As … Continue reading Hello, Goodbye: My Life in Peru