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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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Call Of The Wild: 25 April ’17

Barbara and are doing our best to be good expats.  We’re determined to experience the culture of Portugal and learn as much about the people as we can.  We also enjoy meeting other expats like ourselves and sharing experiences.  I

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Toy Box: 5 Mar. ’17

Now that Barbara and I have our permanent Portuguese residency cards, we’re on the hunt for a long term apartment rental.  The place we’re in we have for only another month until the owners come from France for their annual

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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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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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The Land of Bidet

It’s happened to most of us.  At least it happens to Americans.  Our first few visits to higher class hotels, we occasionally encounter a mysterious bathroom fixture.  It’s this piece of porcelain next to the toilet that looks a lot

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Journal post 9.29.15

What a surprise kind of day!  With intention to stop overnight at the halfway point, instead we got to Denver.  First stop was the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge outside of Taos.  One last taste of wilderness and nature…and the vastness

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