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For Ecuador’s Expats, There’s Nothing Like A Good Old Garage – er Patio Sale!!!!!

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I remember when my mother’s cousin, “Aunt Patty,” held the first patio sale EVER at her suburban California home, sometime in the early 1960s. It was cool. It was chic. And it caught on. My mom liked the idea and tried out a front porch sale in her rural Oregon town of 500. The neighbors […]

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Please Retweet This Post. Thanks, SK Announcing GRINGOLANDIA“Set in a world of South American  gringos, gossipand murder!” Susan Klopfer, author Book II of the Civil Rights Mystery Sleuth Series GRINGOLAND by Susan Klopfer, author of THE PLAN, a novel, and other nonficton books including The Emmett Till Book, Who Killed Emmett Till, Where Rebels Roost, and […]

Three verses of Sinatra, and a cloud of dust (on the Streets of Cuenca, Ecuador)

Woody Hayes. Ohio State University. Listen up from heaven. You’re being honored this morning on the streets of Cuenca, Ecador, about ten yards and a cloud of dust across the New Cathedral on Calle Sucre. “Three yards and a cloud of dust.” Your famous quote comes quickly to mind as a neatly-dressed, middle-aged Cuencano weakly belts […]

It was the “damned gate” that caught my attention. (Surprising words from a Mississippi debutante trainer)

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It took a year to create and write The Plan–and get it into publication. I came up with the idea many years ago, when living in Mississippi, but didn’t have the needed time to really think about and develop the plot or complete the project until I retired and moved to Cuenca, Ecuador. This morning I was […]

When You Retire, You Have Time To —

Retirement = Doing What You Want To Do 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 Joe’s widow is acting cagey. Clinton Moore believes Joe Means was tortured and murdered, and that his […]

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 […]

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. […]

Retirees — Free download of one of my projects (writing books as a boomer)

A typical Mississippi Delta county courthouse; they all have their secrets! I’ve been posting free downloads of my audio book,Who Killed Emmett Till? This particular file is about the murder of Emmett Till, and why it matters today. Afterall, this killing book place back in 1955. Would enjoy your comments after you’ve listened.*****Follow this blog […]

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 […]