Monthly Archives: May 2011

Thinking of things

Sunday, May 15, 2011 | Washington YESTERDAY, ON MY way home from running a bunch of errands, I saw a sign that advertised an estate sale nearby. I had never been to an estate sale and, as I recalled tales … Continue reading

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A maternal suspiration

Amor de Madre by Lydia Mendoza Saturday, May 7, 2011 | Washington WHEN I WAS about 11 or 12 years old, I bought my mother a glass for Mothers Day. That’s right, a drinking glass. I got it at El … Continue reading

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Was lost but now … it’s not

You know that ring that I lost? Yeah, the silver ring with the tiny green stone I found at a friend’s friend’s shop in San Miguel. It’s not lost. It was. Until I found it in one of my bags. … Continue reading

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Homeward bound

AND SO, THIS great adventure comes to an end. It is about 3:30 Washington time (8:30 England time; 9:30 Spanish and Swiss time) and in less than four hours, I will land at Dulles Airport, and – I hope – … Continue reading

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A ring is gone

May 5, 2010 Geneva From the very beginning, one of my main concerns about this trip was security. I had read too many warning signs, in guidebooks and newspaper articles, about bands of gypsies and hoodlums crowding around you, then … Continue reading

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Magical windows

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Neyruz, Switzerland IT RAINED MOST of the morning yesterday and so the bits of sight-seeing allowed a view of the Swiss countryside through a misty prism as we drove from place to place along narrow … Continue reading

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In the end, the heart soars

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | Neyruz, Switzerland I WENT TO church again this morning, with Isabelle and Jean-Maurice. I had suggested to Isabelle when I arrived that it might be a good idea to honor our dead friend, Rogelio Reyes … Continue reading

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