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Arranging for New Age Piano

Arranging for New Age Piano

A while back, I wrote an article that compared flower arranging to music arranging. While this may seem a world apart, it really isn’t. In flower arranging, the goal is to create a pleasing whole using different flowers, colors, textures, etc.…

Mexican Living – Myth Busting

Myth One: Mexicans are lazy, good-for-nothings. I mention this one first because it is one of the vilest myths and an excellent example of Americans’ xenophobic stereotyping. The idea that Mexicans spend their lives under a big tree trying to sleep off a 10-day drunk is a massively common, American-perpetuated misconception.…

Those Dirty Mexicans–Oh, Really

When my wife and I announced that we were moving to Mexico, one of my wife’s relatives asked us, „Why do you want to live with those dirty Mexicans?” Besides wanting to slap some sense into this person, I was particularly sickened (as in wanting to projectile vomit Linda Blair-style) by this hideous and most heinous stereotype.…

Mexican Living – So You Want To Expatriate

Expatriate wannebees often ask us how we managed our expatriation to Guanajuato, Mexico. They want to know how we overcame the seemingly overwhelming logistics of deciding where to live, if it’s affordable, if there is reasonable medical care, how to find housing, can Americans find work, what about visas, and will the culture shock be too great to handle?…

Can’t Afford Illness in America

I had become too sick to live in America. Even with private insurance, even with Medicare, we couldn’t keep up with our medical bills. So we found a country where we could, and we left. Picture this: A childless, middle-aged couple both gainfully employed, both college educated, living a frugal but happy life, and the husband gets sick with an incurable chronic illness.…
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