A tribute to my best friend…. Sophie Poodle

On August 30, 2020, our beloved poodle, Sophie, crossed over the rainbow bridge. For the last almost 13 years, Sophie was my constant companion. She never left my side if she didn’t have to. I took her everywhere — to work, hiking, visiting, protesting, … wherever I went that she was welcome. Sun, rain, snow…Continue reading “A tribute to my best friend…. Sophie Poodle”

A chapter ends, another begins.

Well, it has been a very stressful five months in lockdown. Not being able to keep to an active routine, not seeing students everyday, not having friends around — all of these things have made the time more difficult to endure. And yet, things continue to evolve in interesting and unexpected ways. As many ofContinue reading “A chapter ends, another begins.”

It’s 2020 and I’m such a slacker!

Geez Louise, it’s been about 6 months since I’ve written anything here. Of course, like everyone on the planet, the advent of the new year means a new resolution to do better. Well, let’s just see how that goes. So, to catch you all up, Lyn and I are still living in Querétaro and teachingContinue reading “It’s 2020 and I’m such a slacker!”

Chunk 2: Xilitla & Hotel Tapasoli

Ok, since I have a little time, I’m going to fill in the blanks about my winter vacation. As you know, one of the teachers (Jodi) from the TEFL program in Puerto Vallarta come to visit us in Querétaro. She and I took a driving vacation to some of the most amazing places. Here’s whereContinue reading “Chunk 2: Xilitla & Hotel Tapasoli”

Felices Fiestas!

Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat. I’ve been putting pennies in the old men’s hats! This time of year, a lot more of the beggars are children. It makes me very sad. They wait at the corners and approach the cars while they are waiting for the light. I try to keepContinue reading “Felices Fiestas!”