May 7 , 2024 /

THE CEREAL AISLE REVISITED

I read an interview and printed conversation between David Remnick and Jerry Seinfeld just prior to the May 3 release of “UNFROSTED”. I watched and enjoyed the movie. I liked the interview as much or more than the movie and here is the link to the New Yorker article, if you want to read it.

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March 28 , 2024 /

THIS VERSION OF ME

What are we to make of who we are now, who we have become after years of becoming who we are?  Are we who we think we are?  Are we who others think we are?   Are we some combination of what we have learned and experienced?   How have our values, beliefs and actions formed and

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February 25 , 2024 /

FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

Naming something or giving it a title is a frustrating exercise for me because I want it to be accurate and descriptive.  For 12 years, my blog posts had the name BLOG. I know what that means but it sounds like blob to me and now that I am on Substack and get published in

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February 21 , 2024 /

WHY WE MOVED TO MEXICO

One day I said to S. “I think we should drive up to Green Valley (AZ) and look at La Posada.”  That is a retirement community that offers three levels of living – independent, assisted and final stages including memory care.  She said, “You’re not ready for that,” implying the assisted living feature and I

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February 18 , 2024 /

CHILE CON FRUTAS

I am not a vegetarian nor a rabid carnivore. I believe in moderation in eating and am fortunate to enjoy an inclusive, diverse diet .  Given a choice between meat or fresh fruits and veggies, I will take the latter.  Carne (meat, especially beef) plays large in the diets and menus in Argentina and Chile. 

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February 11 , 2024 /

TOUCHING DOWN IN ARGENTINA

In Italian and Venetian, Argentina (masculine argentino) means”(made) of silver, silver colored”, derived from the Latin “argentum” for silver. The earliest description of the region by the word Argentina has been found on a Venetian map in 1536. Silver and leather crafts and products are sold everywhere, even in gift shops at gas stations.  

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