“Ihr Lieben Goldigen” this has been my greeting for my far-away family for most of those decades I’ve lived abroad. It was the header in uncountable letters to my parents, those real, pre-internet letters, written on crinkly onionskin stationary to reduce the cost of overseas postage. This very personal address is composed of “My Dears” and […]Read more "Busy Times"
Imagine for a moment that we’re still in Granada, still taking in the sights and sounds of Nicaragua, perambulating through the pedestrian zone, hanging a hard right into Calle Cervantes, while impressions of Spanish-colonial architecture inundate the senses. All those three-meter-tall carved doors, wrought iron gates, creamy colors, mosaic glass windows and wooden trim swirling madly in the […]Read more "‘La Casa de Los Tres Mundos’ GRANADA, parte 3"
Following our trip to Nicaragua, I’ve read everything I could find on the internet about Spanish-Colonial life in Central America in general & in Nicaragua specifically, about the political situation under Spanish rule and about post-colonial politics. This fascinating subject matter was so absorbing and engaging, I got completely sidetracked, reading for days, never writing […]Read more "GRANADA : Una Excursión Nicaragüense, Parte 2"
In the middle of our weeklong home exchange vacation in Nicaragua, we embarked on a guided tour of some of the attractions in our area. Several friends, Ticos and Northerners alike, had raved about a variety of Nica destinations, three of which received unanimous thumbs up: la Isla de Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua, the city […]Read more "Una Excursión Nicaragüense"
My ’24’ plays without either Kiefer or, sadly, his charmingly smug dad Donald, whose acting, especially in those kinky Fellini, Roeg & Bertolucci movies, I’ve always greatly enjoyed. My ’24’ simply highlights a few vignettes taken from a day in my life in Costa Rica, namely a Friday, market day. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, our […]Read more "24 – without Jack Bauer"