Monthly Archives: September 2014

Parallelogram: Picking a Preschool

\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa\Montreal What was your children’s experience of school before moving to Montreal? Arlo, who turns five in December, started Madison Wisconsin’s Preschool of the Arts when he was almost three years old. … Continue reading

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Random funny pics

Random photos of cute/funny/interesting things. I snap a ton of pics ūüôā  

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White knuckle drive to school

No one walks to my son’s school. Why? D’s new Montessori school is up in the hills. No, it’s in the mountains. Like, my ears pop on the drive up.¬† It’s 8 degrees cooler up there. We don’t live on … Continue reading

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Granola

Although I’m not keen on the term, I guess I led a pretty granola life in Madison. As Trevor once pointed out the first thing we bought in Whole Foods was always granola. And with him being gluten intolerant that … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: English as a Second Language

\One experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Laura\Mayaguez What is the mother tongue of Mayaguez and what is your history with that language? Spanish is what the locals speak to each other. I took 7 years of the language in … Continue reading

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Adventures in Salsaland

As a way of continuing to find a new balance with social life, family, community and fitness, I decided to Google salsa dance in Mayaguez. I didn’t come up with any definite answers but a guy we met on the … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: Where Art Thou, Community?

\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa\Montreal Laura\Mayaguez¬†wrote about church yesterday and I too had the thought this weekend about finding a community. ¬†This week’s Parallelogram is therefore united in spirit but divided in timing. ¬†Click here for … Continue reading

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finding an iglesia in Puerto Rico

When my Dad and Step-mom were here we took the kids to mass at the Catholic church in the Mayaguez town square. Pretty church. Your typical mass – the Catholic mass is standard no matter what language. Since it is … Continue reading

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Brrr…ahhh…

A quick post from Lisa and I..the most obvious difference about our two new hometowns begins…¬† four photos for your viewing pleasure.¬† Mid¬†¬† Septem ber fun looks like this:

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A thanks to my daughter for letting me ‘use her’

I need to thank¬†my blonde haired blue-eyed fearless two-year-old¬†daughter. Every time we go out shopping no matter where we are, she gets reactions from those around us. Particularly the women. “Que lindo!” I hear over and over again. It means … Continue reading

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