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Recicladores of Avenida Molina Mora – Poetry and Short Stories Originating in the Andes

An Andes Sunset Pure poetry! A friend of mine, Magdalena Herreshoff just designed her first blog. She’s a poet and writer residing in Ecuador and her work often reflects her experiences of living in the Andes. What a creative way to spend one’s retirement. Take a look — http://highintheandes.wordpress.com/ Always appreciate your comments. sk

Expat Author Chris Petersen’s Book Delivers! (How to get a FREE copy)

Author Chris Petersen What do you do when you retire? Sit around and get bored? Or write a book that keeps people up all night reading? Ecuador expat Chris Petersen chose the latter. He sits across the table from me at our Cuenca writers group (Writers In Transition or WIT) and each week shares a […]

Women making Panama Hats by hand in Sigsig, Ecuador

Just finishing some research on Sigsig for my novel, The Plan (due out next month) and I wanted to share this video of women hand weaving Panama hats up in the Andes, in this remote villate. I got a hat there, myself, when I traveled thee last month. Unbelieveable! It was just $10. Anyway, a […]

Day trip into the Andes, near Cuenca

I’m having so much fun researching for my book, The Plan. The final part involves a car race down the Andes from a small village to Cuenca. It has been so interesting to go out and see these villages, and I wanted to share this video with you.

The Cajas, outside of Cuenca, taken on an afternoon walk last Sunday. Just got back from applying for (and receiving) my special bus fare ticket. Now I can ride for 12 cents! In Ecuador, once you’re 65, you get half price off public transportation.  What a great deal. We walked over to a cute restaurant […]

Pinterest a Great Tool For Online Businesses; Retirees Should Check It Out

Have you changed? This is one of my favorite photograph taken at a celebration in the Mississippi Delta where lots of change is taking place, and I’m sharing it on PINTEREST right now! You don’t know what Pinterest is? Well, especially if you are retired, this could be a very fascinating place on the Interenet […]

Looking for blog writers: Expat? New Role in Life? Write For This Blog!

Bluesmen from the Mississippi Delta tell their story with song. Something interesting happens to many expats when they first move abroad. It causes them to see themselves differently – not just in terms of language and culture – but physically as well. If this describes you, please consider writing a blog post on this site. Let […]

The Caja Mountains from my window — writing from home, as a retiree, is a treat. I retired early and moved to Cuenca, Ecuador to give me the time and setting for writing a book. And it’s coming out soon! sk An update on my book: The Plan is about to go to the editor. […]

Author of Mississippi Murder Novel Set For Cuenca, Ecuador Reading; An Evening With Writers In Transition

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Three Mississippi Murders and a Chase Through Ecuador: The Plan, by Susan Klopfer. Set for publication in May. ***** WIT (Writers in Transition) presents An Evening of the Spoken Word California Kitchen Restaurante 02 May 2013 . Thursday . 7pm Free Admission . Cash Bar Authors A piece of a  chapter from “Once a Sleuth”, […]