Thank you Fake Flamenco readers for a great 2018! Starting from zero in March of this year, I've created a website, published e-says weekly (60 total!), visited blogs and met wonderful people like you. I reveled in writing, commenting, and conversing with readers. Each month of nine blogging was an education for me in how … Continue reading Top 5 Posts of 2018
As of a year ago, my full experience with online writing was – I had read one neighbor's, one cousin's and one friend's blog. Now, in the past nine months, I've read hundreds. This year, part of the fun of writing a blog is I'm also reading work online by people who live across the … Continue reading 5 Travel Bloggers I Especially Like
Where would you like to travel? Let's pretend for a moment that the cost, the time off, and the organizing would take care of themselves... Where would you like to go? What would be the location that would be the biggest stretch for you? I'd like to visit more of Latin America. I speak Spanish. … Continue reading Where in the World?
My dad is an old-fashioned kind of guy. He was taught to remain on the street-side of the sidewalk during a stroll to protect females from any stagecoach mud. Just kidding about the stagecoach. When we walk together, he often switches to the left or to the right of me as we turn corners to … Continue reading Sidewalk Traffic
I journeyed alone through Germany, France and Spain as a college student. A favorite part of traveling solo for me is I am not insulated from the culture I visit or from meeting new people. I open up to strangers and they to me, in the search for food, water, shelter, and direction. In each … Continue reading Oh, the People You’ll Meet
On the plane to Buenos Aires in 2002, I read the Chilean newspaper. The tumult of protests in Argentina’s capital was front page news. I struggled to swallow. How would I tell Evan we were headed for trouble? I bit my lip, exhaled, then touched his shoulder saying, “Honey, I don’t know how to tell … Continue reading The Economic Side of the Equation