Uncertainty

In recent meetings with friends on a trip back to Minnesota, I was repeatedly asked “why Mexico.” Mention was often made that I was leaving comfort and certainty and trading it for anxiety and uncertainty. Many asked “aren’t you afraid.”...

My Barber and My Grandfather

My new barber, located one block from my house at the Santiago market, is a very stark contrast to my barber in Minneapolis. I am seen in the mirror waiting for my shave and a haircut (el afeitado y corte de pelo). Surrounding the mirrors are pictures of my...

25 and counting

Next week will be my silver wedding anniversary to Lea. When we first met in late 1987, I was in a particularly tough spot. I was recovering from the break-up of my first marriage, trying to be a good dad to three little girls and working hard to sustain Meyer,...

Light

Each morning I seem to be waking earlier and earlier. Maybe it is the quality of the fresh air and light in the city. Maybe it is a result of the quiet; or the sounds of the doves cooing. Whatever the reason, it is becoming one of my favorite times of the day....

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