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Protected: Danger in the Amazon

Tuesday Slice of Life : April 18, 2017. My grandson– oldest son of my youngest son– lives in Ecuador. When he was fifteen, his exploratory walk alone around the grounds of an Amazon jungle resort turned dangerous as he lost his footing and began sliding...
Portoviejo

Portoviejo

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 9. For about 30 minutes, we drove through the streets of the former downtown of Portoviejo. It should have been the busiest part of the day. However, the streets were nearly vacant, like a ghost town, block after block after block. A...
Sand Crab

Sand Crab

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 8. On the beach . . . This little red sand crab was not disturbed by the roar or crashing of waves on the sand. He was not bothered by rain drops from the black stormy clouds above. He did not care that a school of porpoises were...
La Molienda

La Molienda

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 7. Sunday Dinner La Molienda (The Grinder) Portoviejo, Ecuador “Chicken Dinner” seco de gallina criolla ecuatoriano (free range chicken) with rice and ensalada rusa (potatoes, carrots, peas, apples, celery, onion, ...

The Earth Moved

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 6. As I turned to take a step away from the counter, I felt as if my foot and the floor were not connecting. No, it was more like they could not connect. It was only for a second, but it was a strange and noticeable sensation. At...

Running Water

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 5. As I type, I can see the slow spinning motion of the ceiling fan blades in their reflection caught by the rim of my glasses. The motion matches the fan’s hum and the caressing breeze it sends downward to cool me. Unfamiliar...