Here am I in Buenos Aires. I’m not a big city person, generally, but I think I’m going to like this one. I arrived at EZE (the B.A. airport) yesterday after a roundabout stopover in Bolivia. It was supposed to be only a 3 hour stay there ……hoo boy – I think I need to back up and start at the beginning. My flight from … Continue reading On the Street Where I Live
Well, it’s been a rough couple of weeks. I just realized as I sit here writing this, it hasn’t even been a week. She died February 11th. My mom. It was not a surprise, not a shock. She was 87 years old. She had been in a lot of pain, a lot of mental anguish and she was ready. She’d had a good life. She … Continue reading Marilyn Jean
I had to get out of the house. I haven’t been walking much lately because I’ve got Achilles tendinitis – walking only aggravates it. Because of the tendinitis I just haven’t been doing much…..and going bonkers. Actually, I take that back (the not doing much part…..the bonkers part still stands) – a couple weekends ago I drove up to Oakland and stayed a few days … Continue reading Day Trip to Big Sur
Finally! Seems like it’s taken forever. It hasn’t of course, but I’m not particularly patient when it comes to waiting. Anyway, I’VE GOT A JOB! It’s in Salinas and I’ll be working for Monterey County. Secretarial work. Happily. I’ve always wanted to live in Monterey, but jobs were scarce there. I’d thought about working in Salinas and living in Monterey, but I think the commute … Continue reading I HAVE A JOB!!!
I walked to Ðen Hai Ba Trung today (Ðen = Temple). I live in Hai Ba Trung District in Ha Noi and have heard the story of these sisters many times, so I wanted to visit their temple. It’s not very far from my place, though I still managed to get lost. It’s those darned shape-shifting streets, I tell ya. Anyway, I found it and, … Continue reading Hai Ba Trung (Two Sisters Trung)
…..when I left for work this morning ~ there was a big tarp hanging over the street (alley, actually). I figured my neighbors were having a party and when I got home from work…. …… sure ‘nuf….there’s a party goin’ on! This happens a lot here. A party is happening right in the middle of the street with motorbikes running right through it the whole … Continue reading I thought somethin’ was up…..
I haven’t heard this song in years and years. I’ve always really loved it and I love her passion in singing it. Just want to pass it along. Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) Melanie with The Edwin Hawkins Singers Lay down lay down lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Lay down lay down … Continue reading Lay Down
I haven’t actually fallen off the face of the earth. Work has been incredibly busy and it looks to be busier still for the coming week. I hope to have a chance to tell you about some of the things that have been going on by the end of the week. Be back soon! Cheers, friends. (: Continue reading Just a quick note:
I love this song………… ….ain’t the internet great? Continue reading Any Major Dude…..
Since I’ve been here, I’ve been staying in what’s called the ‘Old Quarter’. I understand it’s the oldest continually developed area of Vietnam. It’s an incredibly busy, bustling place. Motorbikes, cars, bicycles and buses zooming by at a pretty fast pace considering that the sidewalks are just about completely taken up by vendors and one generally must walk along side the street in order to … Continue reading In the Old Quarter