Bill on November 26th, 2009

Hi, Once again, it’s Thanksgiving Day again here in Las Galeras and once again we’ll sit down to a semi-traditional US dinner with an assortment of American and European ex-pats and a Dominican and Haitian or two. Once again we do have much cause to be grateful, beginning with the accidents of birth and the […]

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Bill on November 20th, 2009

Hi, Maybe you’ve lived in a small town at some point in your life? I never did, for any length of time before moving to Las Galeras and so it’s something of a revelation to discover that everyone knows my name. This includes small students with large backpacks walking beside the road and the anonymous […]

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Bill on November 9th, 2009

Hi, When we departed the Dominican last spring we–very quickly and with almost no preparation–made the arrangement for a young Haitian family to move into our guest bungalow for the time that we were away. Johnnie and his wife, Anna have worked for some time for friends who live nearby, and the friends vouched for […]

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Bill on November 2nd, 2009

The Administrative Note Hi, As news–or maybe just as a reminder, let me point out that these occasional e-mails have all been archived since 2007 at the El Otro WA website, www.elotrowa.com. Most of the notes available there, and most of the photographs, are relative to our life in the village of Las Galeras on […]

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