Bill on February 24th, 2008

Hi, I had dinner the other evening with 17 Frenchmen and a pig. The meal was a festive affair and an experience to be savored over time. (It was a fairly large pig.) The soiree was occasioned by a number of regular French visitors to Las Galeras who were slated to return to Marseilles. Fafa […]

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Bill on February 19th, 2008

Hi, Previously I told some of you about certain aspects of our garden. For example, I’m pretty sure that I mentioned the ubiquitous green and purple plant that is succulent and juicy enough to be useful in extinguishing a fire–a fire of brush and garden debris, for example. Junior (ah, remember Junior?) and I spent […]

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Bill on February 16th, 2008

Hi, We are quite pleased with our semi-automatic washing machine. It’s pretty much just what it sounds like. It performs a few onerous tasks, such as tumbling the clothes or, spinning out the excess water, but it requires human intervention at each step in the process. Here in Las Galeras we’re pretty water-conscious and so […]

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Bill on February 12th, 2008

Hi, A couple of years ago I was privileged to administer the IT department for our union and I learned a lot of things during that grand adventure. Because I had a skilled and knowledgeable staff I did not have to learn a lot of stuff, too. One of the things I never had to […]

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Bill on February 10th, 2008

Hi, We’ve noticed something about Dominican cuisine. There doesn’t seem to be any fat in the food. And, since I’m American, I LIKE the way fat tastes. But, we’re adjusting. And I’m learning to enjoy eating in this way. It’s taken awhile to figure out what’s to like about Dominican cooking, not that I’ve mastered […]

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