Stories from my life

New Life, New Challenges

September 17, 2017

Ever since I left Mazatlan at Easter in April, life has been challenging me at every turn, causing me to wonder many times if leaving was the right thing to do.  Nevertheless, there is one little-big reward for all of it. My first grand-child, Violet.  She more than makes up for everything. She took us all by surprise by arriving more than five weeks early …

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Salty Feet, Itchy Feet

April 3, 2016

April in Mazatlan.  Carnaval over, Semana Santa over, Moto Week over.  Snowbirds are flying home.  The sultry summer months are soon to arrive, along with Nationals on their summer vacations.  It should be quiet and slow here for a couple of months now. I’ve been kicking it with my room rentals in the house all winter.  Moving in here was a great decision last October. …

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A Winter in Mazatlan – And cooling “itchy feet”

February 4, 2016

Since October, I have been staying put in Mazatlan in my new rental house, offering rooms for rent on Airbnb and enjoying the company of visiting family and friends.  Amazingly, five months have passed! In previous years, my life when I was here mainly solitary except for my dogs, and I had a lot of time by myself.  This winter, it is rare that I …

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A Visit to Canada

September 23, 2015

I just returned from three weeks in Calgary and Toronto, catching up on a few things, tending to my “stuff” kept back there in our condo (listed on, going through the mail, paying some bills, and spending a little time with my parents and siblings. I wrote a post in January on my old blog, about my father and the events leading up to him …

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