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FAME: 4 June ’17

 Oh, the burdens of celebrityhoodednessdom.  Barbara and I have come to discover this in the months we’ve been in Portugal.  The constant attention, lack of privacy, need for the police to block off streets when we walk down them —

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Cabo Espichel

We’re finally emerging from the physical and mental cavern that is winter.  In Portugal, winter is the rainy season.  For two months, our whole world sits under a somber gray blanket of rain.  Our sleep at night is disturbed by

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Make new friends, but keep the old (ancient Brownie saying)

I love technology.  It makes my life better.  It has enabled our transition to life in Portugal beyond comprehension.  I can stay in touch with friends and family by text, audio or video.  I have unlimited sources of entertainment in

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MARIO BATTLES THE MACHINE: 6 Feb, ’17

As of a couple of weeks ago, Barbara and I are official members of the Portuguese Permanent Residents Club, with membership cards and everything.  At the risk of violating security, I’m going to reveal the Portuguese secret handshake, which is

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The Wildlife of Setubal: 15 Jan ’17

We’ve been observing the local wildlife our little corner of Portugal, and have noticed a few peculiarities.  Let’s talk about the birds and the . . . er . . . flies. BUZZERS Setúbal doesn’t have mosquitoes.  Nor does it

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welcome to our world…

  Come play with us as we prepare for our nomadic lifestyle.  Once anchored by possessions and a couple of businesses (see About), we now own nothing but a 12-year-old Saturn and some sufficient retirement accounts.  After a short stint in Denver,

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