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Here’s a Twist on the Emmett Till Story (Also on JFK and MLK Assassinations)

What could happen today to someone who poked around unsolved murder cases, trying to pick up new facts? And what if they learned too much? The tight bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) is broken when Joe is reportedly found hanged. A suicide seems impossible to Clint, and […]

Walk Through the Central Park in Cuenca, Ecuador and You Might Hear Pan Flutes and Guitars

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What a nice day for retirement expatting. We enjoyed some great music in the Central Park. It was quite a surprise as we walked downtown to hear the pan flutes, drums and guitars playing. A special Andean musical group had come out to sing and play. The sun was out, beautiful white clouds were overhead, and […]

Awakening to Retirement in the Andes

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Door to Andean Church, outside of Cuenca It has been a year we’ve been “retired” in Cuenca, Ecuador. I put the word in quotes, because honestly, it hasn’t felt like being retired (whatever that means) at all. We’ve been busy. Fred is seeing some patients and writing a book, and I’ve been WORKING HARD writing […]

Historical fiction thriller takes readers into the Andes of South America; starts in New York City

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An alternative fiction novel based on the MURDERS of two Deep South, gay black lawyers. Release Set for September 2013   The Plan is an alternative history and paranormal fiction thriller by civil rights author, Susan Klopfer. Here is how Susan describes her newest book: The bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) […]

My Big Adventure – Writing eBooks as an Expat

The Plan: Murder, Mystery Conspiracy eBook Publish Date Set For September.  I am almost done! The Plan is with the copy editor, and should be ready by the middle of this month. I have to admit that as a retired person, I’ve been working awfully hard. But I don’t think I would be happy doing […]

Found a great vet in Cuenca, Ecuador: will treat emergencies!

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Dr. Javier Gallardo, Cuenca, Ecuador veterinarian We had a vet emergency on a Sunday night. Tried calling every vet listed with 24 hour emergency designation and either they didn’t answer, or would not come in.Then we found a phone number for  Dr. Gallardo. He said to come to his clinic, where he met us and […]

The Plan Starts in New York City, Moves to the Mississippi Delta, and Winds Up in the South American Andes of Ecuador

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A sunset in the Andes of Ecuador I am so close! The Plan is in final editing stages. From here, it goes to a formatter, and then to Amazon! The cover has been designed, and it’s fantastic. I am so excited to be about to share this book with  my friends. Here’s the basic summary: […]

Cuenca, Ecuador Writers In Transition Gets Set ForThursday, July 4 Monthly Reading; Free and Open to the Public

Tom, attending a meeting of Cuenca’s Writers In Transition, or WIT,  listens to feedback on his presentation. The group presents public readings  at  p.m.Thursday, July 4, at the Calif. Kitchen Restaurant. Open to the Pubic and Free. This Thursday, on the 4th of July, Cuenca writers are getting together to read from our current works. […]

How a Holistic Life Helps Retirees Keep Healthy

Come on. Were you REALLY looking for THE fountain of youth when you retired? If so, you may have to give up on that search. It ainta gonna happen! We all live. We grow older and then we move on to another plane. (Some people call this death.) But we don’t magically get physically younger […]