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Quantifying the unquantifiable, Getting Better after Breakthrough Covid Infection

Of all the household tasks, perhaps the most vexing is the putting on of the duvet cover. For...

Breakthrough Covid Infection/Infección Irruptiva por Covid, post double vaccination with Sinovac

One of the many tasty things I ate that I could not taste. I could feel the lime though. Read on...

On sewing, nostalgia and the challenges of the day

Way back in a recess of my mind I am sitting in the backyard on East 19th Street in Brooklyn and...

New (to me) feria report, and the continued joy that living in Chile brings me)

In talking about the civil unrest, this fríend of a friend asked me what it would take for me to...

Not just curtains (leaving centro/social upheaval and more)

Curtains! Not a scintillating topic. Except why do I need curtains? And why have I spent fifteen...

The Great Election Walk of 2016, in Santiago, Chile

Though it may seem strange if you are from the US or many other countries, where only citizens are given the right to vote, once you have been in Chile as a legal resident for five years (including one-year visas), you are automatically folded into the rolls of...

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The Joy of a Springtime Feria Haul, now with fennel!

For those of us who shop at the feria, as opposed to the supermarket (though I do supplement there occasionally), one of the greatest joys is the arrival of new fruit and veg after the apple/orange/anemic tomato winter. The first time I start to see “my” summer fruits and vegetables, it’s like I can’t believe […]

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How to parse a sign in Spanglish

Today I am going to teach you how to parse a sign you see in Spanglish, and by parse, I mean consider how it came to be written how it is written, as opposed to in actual English, based on a previous knowledge of Spanish. Before I begin, I should mention that I...

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