so my little girl got attacked by the school’s guard dog

It happened Wednesday, but I haven’t felt comfortable enough to write about it until today.  She is fine now. She is a remarkable child. She is blessed and cursed with having a game face. She is the one who did not shed a tear or cry or moan or groan when she broke her arm … Continue reading

Of course there is crime in Chile.

Of course there is crime in Chile.

Is it safe?  Well, that depends on many factors, much like in most places.  Even within one country or one city for that matter some areas are more dangerous than others.  Your country of origin also weighs heavily on the perceived level of crime or danger here as well.  For a general outlook click on … Continue reading

The Expat Child

The Expat Child

Apparently I am an ” Expat “. That identity crisis only took some thirty some odd years to figure out. It sure explains a lot. As a child I remember designing different flags with my best friend. A flag to represent our own country where we both fit in. Her parents were from Argentina, mine … Continue reading

Quasimodo (Cuasimodo)  Sunday in Chile

Quasimodo (Cuasimodo) Sunday in Chile

..one fine morning, on Quasimodo Sunday, a living creature had been deposited, after mass, in the church of Notre- Dame,” Victor Hugo      Quasimodo geniti infantes, alleluia: rationabiles, sine dolo lac concupiscite, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Translation- Like newborn infants, you must long for the pure, spiritual milk, that in him you may grow to … Continue reading

Long Day

Long Day

          Amongst the 3,500 Chilean cowboys known as “Huasos” riding through town on Cuasimodo day there was a singular pink dot. A girl who rode with her proud and stern faced father. A girl who started riding at sunrise and was now hot and tired after 7 hours of going from parish … Continue reading