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I Can’t Stop Smiling!

I Can’t Stop Smiling!

I’ve been meaning to tell you about a very exciting project in my new site.  It’s so surprising and I’m very grateful. I will go into some detail because I believe that the unusual happenings are in the details. I need to give you a little background. You may already know that while growing up, I was a member of the now well-known Junior String Project in Austin. In an assembly I attended at , professors of music at the University of Texas demonstrated each instrument and informed us that we could take classes in any of those instruments, free ... Read More »

Porter’s Memorial Service

Porter’s Memorial Service

I woke up intentionally early yesterday –  at 5:00 a.m. –  so I could get on down to the corner here in San Bernardino to catch the bus to Asuncion, avoiding the work crowd that fills the bus early in the morning, leaving no place to sit for the two hour ride. Turns out I wasn’t early enough and had to stand in the aisle. Umphh. The word in Castellano for “to take” a bus is “tomar” which is the same word used for “to drink” and definitely, at times I feel like I’m gulping quite a bit on these ... Read More »

Purrfectly Delightful Experiences

Purrfectly Delightful Experiences

Hello!  Here’s how we would greet each other in .  The whole greeting between the two of us would go like this: “Mba’eichapa! Mba’eichapa! Iporã ha nde Iporã ave i! … said with air kisses on both cheeks. Really, really great way to greet people, I think. So much to tell you so I’ll just jump right in. Will have to publish a series of posts to tell you the stories of what I’ve experienced so far. Please forgive me in advance for strange syntax and mixed, disorganized thoughts — my immersion classes have done some interesting things to my ... Read More »

Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

Hi Everyone!  I just spent the weekend with friends and family in the  as we celebrated many special events.  Everything wonderful was going on all at once (as it usually does when I’m around my son-in-law  family and extended family) and kept us all smiling!  Celebrations were as follows:  My son David’s 26th birthday, the birthday of a good friend, Stephanie (age not mentioned to protect the innocent) the debut of my boston terrier, , into freedom (he learned how it feels to be off leash for hours on end, splashing in the ocean and roaming around wherever he pleased) ... Read More »

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