Retirement

Bill on July 30th, 2010

Here on the northeast coast of Hispaniola everything grows, and for most of the year it grows furiously. It’s growing furiously right now and it will grow furiously right up until my return flight to the US lifts off in mid-September or early October. It will certainly grow furiously during my absence and it is […]

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Bill on July 8th, 2010

Hi, These past three months have found me not entirely bereft of thoughts worthy of attention, but the idea of sitting down at a computer to give voice to these ideas has felt somehow pointless in the face of the enormity of living without Denise. Actually, much of my best thinking recently has centered on […]

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Bill on January 18th, 2010

Hi, Denise and I didn’t feel a thing on the day of the earthquake in Haiti, but we do seem to feel more with each passing day since then. The natural inclination has been to go to Port au Prince, but that would contribute little practical help and would only interject another hungry person into […]

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Bill on December 5th, 2009

Hi, I suppose that wherever you may be reading this, you do have road conditions. How are they, generally? You might not realize it, to hear the way some people complain, but the condition of our roads locally has been consistently improving over the five years that we’ve been coming to Las Galeras. This isn’t […]

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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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