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Monthly Archives: December 2014
I forgot I missed
We are making our way back to Wisconsin via Atlanta for the holidays. Already I’m observing things that I didn’t know I missed: 1) Squirrels. I was practically giddy to observe the squirrels in my sister’s backyard. There are no … Continue reading
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We united the neighborhood
Trevor and I used to have an annual Christmas party before kids. The mood was always jolly, sometimes naughty (especially when we all wrote holiday poems one year. That degenerated quickly!) I love being social. Yeah, it’s draining, but I … Continue reading
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Parallelogram: Kissing Perfect Strangers
\One experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Laura\Mayaguez How do the locals greet each other? Men shake hands with other men. Women give a little kiss on the right cheek. I assume men and women kiss likewise but I don’t … Continue reading
Knowing it would be hard to beat the nationally known Milwaukee County Zoo, or the free Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, we thought we’d check out the Mayaguez Zoo with our new friend’s from D’s school. It’s the only one … Continue reading
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It’s there on the map. A faint purple line that transects the entire island. The Panoramic Route through the mountains. We’re mountain driving pros, right? Let’s go see what we see. The route starts/ends in Mayaguez so it was an … Continue reading
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I have chikungunya
Little did I know when I wrote my last post about Chikungunya that I already had it. Started with some joint pain in my thumb. Then my entire spine hurt, then hips. Crappy, searing pain. Last night I went to … Continue reading
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Thoughts on being a white minority
One of the reasons we moved to Puerto Rico was to give our kids a broader experience of the world. To experience diversity, learn another language, and live among people who are different, yet like us. What would it be … Continue reading
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Chikungunya. Hard to say, nasty to get. A mosquito bites you. You get a fever, then your joints ache something fierce. Which can stick with you and flair up for 6-12 months. Fun! So far the outbreaks have been mostly … Continue reading
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Cafes: the continuing search
My daughter has been helping me continue my search for the best cafe in Mayaguez. Or rather, she comes along because I promise a snack. The rather small with crazy parking cafe called “Clara’s” was an instant hit. Friendly staff … Continue reading
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