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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 […]

Want to be a part of self-publishing? Even if you don’t write? Try some some Fan Fiction!

Fan Fiction — fun to do. Keeps boredome away! I just learned about this, and it sounds pretty cool.A way to earn some income in publishing, even if you don’t write. I can imagine someone enjoying this if they like to read and spend their time hunting down good books. AMAZON LAUNCHES ITS KINDLE WORLDS […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]