Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Jar of Gratitude

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I like the Ecuadorian tradition of burning effigies in the street on New Years Eve, a fun way of saying goodbye and good riddance to whatever one is glad to be done with - and so the other day I decided to add something to my observance of the tradition this year. After my recent move, I started a gratitude jar. Little slips of paper with random daily gratitudes get folded up and dropped into the jar whenever the urge arises during the passing days. On New Year's Eve, my wife and I will open all of these slips of paper and have fun reviewing the many blessing of the months before. Perhaps we'll even burn all of them along with our effigy in the street while fireworks explode all around. Then after midnight, the jar will be empty - making room for the New Year.

Friday, July 13, 2018

5G is coming to a neural network near you. 
Good luck with that, haha


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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Two Ways To Go          
Two street-art murals side-by-side.
Pretty much sum up our options for the 21st century.



Monday, May 7, 2018

Sundry Pics

Rainbow hits new cathedral
Rainbow Hits the New Cathedral

Fruits and Vegetables
Back from the Mercado
Parada de Bus
Parada de Bus

Language Exchange
Language Exchange
café especial
Café Especial
Before and After
Before and After

Call Center
Call Center

Sunset in Cajas
Sunset in Cajas
Swing at Turi
Swing at Turi

San Sabastian
San Sabastian
"Monkey"
"Monkey"
Museum Piece
Museum Piece
El Centro Graffiti
El Centro Graffiti

Colorful flower
Flower

The Sun Shines Through
The Sun Shines Through

El Lunch
El Lunch
SIT
SIT Card

Message on Rock
Message on Rock, seen when Tomebamba River is low

Fruit Snack on Gas Tank
Fruit Snack

Friday, May 4, 2018

Acapulco Sunset

¡Mucho Peligro!  ¡Ay Dios Mío!
I don't know how I managed to survive my trip to Acapulco. There have been so many official warnings for tourists and foreign visitors of every kind. I guess my years living outside the States have crazily made me risk adverse, or maybe it detoxed me from being addicted to drama and led by the standard echo-chamber narrative. If I had believed the 24/7 fake news drama factory and government alerts, the lame idea of setting foot on Acapulco beach was tantamount to taking my life in my hands.  

Much danger! So many official sources echoed the same thing. Fortunately, the 24/7 news drama factory and government lost credibility with me years ago. As it turned out, I took my life in my hands and discovered I was in much danger of enjoying myself. So much so that I lazed away, too relaxed to bother to take many photos, which is not usually the way I roll on vacation. Even so, I managed to get a few reasonable pics. I won't narrate them since no one wants to read a bunch of stuff anyway - not when there's pics to scan quickly before you bounce off this page and get back to your Instagram.  Paso bien amigo. 



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Flying into Panama City --
Panama City

Flying back to Ecuador --
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