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Crema de Limón (Lemon Cream Recipe)

Our first visit to the town of Santander (capitol of Cantabria, Spain) was a quick one. Parking the 4×4 truck in an underground parking garage proved to be the biggest adventure, since we couldn’t bend the vehicle through the ramps. But once we stashed the car, we walked through the great Mercado de la Esperanza, […]

Sensing the Season

I’ve seen pictures that remind me of Christmas back home. Decorated trees and holiday party pictures show up on Facebook. Retail catalogs appear in my seasonally active inbox, where shopping sometimes happens. The home in Newtown, CT, was dressed with garlands and bows. Scenes of snow falling on branches, dogs bounding through snowy yards, and […]

Once in a Lifetime, This is My Beautiful House

If you stop to think about it, moving into someone’s house for an extended amount of time and taking over the care and feeding of their animals, plants, house and garden while said owners are out of the country could be asking for trouble. Fortunately, we don’t give too much advance thought to these things. […]

Fun Money, for International Living

This story was published in a recent International Living e-newsletter. IL publishes a print magazine and also offers a variety of free International Living “Postcards.” To subscribe, visit International Living. August 29, 2012 Dear Fund Your Life Overseas Reader, When you’re brave enough to go after the overseas life you’ve dreamed of, money-making opportunities have […]

Sonnet 3: Wind

As furious as your moods, the dry wind Blasts through bones of the hillside home it shakes, Finds chinks, slams doors, slaps the raw façade thinned By anticipation of drought or quakes. Out of the nowhere, clouds picking up dust Scatter debris from some previous lives, Spinning blame across the field, fragments thrust Like hail, […]