Village Idiot

My dad often says that he’s grateful that he wasn’t born in the middle ages. He has terrible eyesight, and would surely be labeled the village idiot for all his running into poles. When I talk to him next, I will mention that there’s another way to be a village idiot: 1. Move to a foreign … More Village Idiot

Just How it Is.

People ask, “Are things as good for you in Spain as they appear on the computer?” Meaning: Are you really that happy? Well, yes. And no. I am, by nature, a person who seeks connection.  I like to chit-chat with the people that flit in and outof my day. But here’s my reality: I spend … More Just How it Is.


There is currently a 23% unemployment rate in Spain. A 21% tax is added to everything. You don’t even want to know the price of gas. Times are tough for the Spanish. And I am acutely aware of my privilege. I can buy gas, products, and food at a discounted rate at the base. I … More Rooted