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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 […]

Happy Birthday to My Mother, Betty Orr. She Keeps Herself Going In So Many Creative Ways!!

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Betty Orr, accomplished writer AND mother I’m tired and my eyes hurt. I’ve been working all day on marketing The Plan. Mostly recently, I put it up as a kindle book on Amazon. All of this (researching, writing, marketing) is hard work and sometimes I get worn out! But what is the alternative? Oh, any […]

Come along with Susan and Benji for a daily walk in Cuenca, Ecuador

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This old multi-story building on Simon Bolivar Avenidad is under repair. Benji and I walked by just this afternoon. We could smell fresh bread wafting from the panaderia, directly across the street. How we love our daily walks in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Learning to use Chopsticks takes patience, and so does adjusting to a new culture, author says

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Many from other countrie are surprised at the political marches that occur regularly in Ecuador. My opinion: We need to learn more about this active and successful process!A COUPLE OF NEW FRIENDS are not making it here in Cuenca, Ecuador—at least so far. I like them and find they are interesting and fun. But I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preview – Just for you. The Plan (Prologue and Chapter 1)

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Am I retired? I don’t know. I live in Ecuador and have friends who’ve retired. We have an easy life. Lots of places to go and things to do. BUT —  I have to confess that I love writing books. This last one took a full year to birth. Far longer than I’d planned or […]

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 […]

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 […]