Brownsville

Tidbits with my Jewish Friends in Brownsville, Texas.

One of the reasons most of us wake up in the morning is to make a difference in someone’s life. Sometimes this goal leads us to amazing places, and gets us closer to the people of our community. I met Mrs. Rachel Torres s...
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Calaveras & Catrinas

As we approach the somber holidays of Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead – the plethora of costumes and figurines surface everywhere. We hear about altar exhibits and Pan de Muerto – Bread of the Dead – ...
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Cuenca

A Blog by a Gringo Living Retirement in Cuenca, Ecuador

Every day we find more and more stories about “expats” enjoying exotic cultures and the  low cost of living abroad. I am currently working on a story about a new friend from Brownsville, who recently bought a house...
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The Stages of Aging. What Comes Next?

This is the first of a series that the Valley Catholic Newspaper has assigned me to write. I am very grateful for the opportunity, and I hope the stories touch people’s hearts. DONNA — Cecilia Batungbacal, who has lived...
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Elia, Hortencia and Aurora

Senior Living in the Rio Grande Valley

On Friday June 13th I found Elia Lopez, Hortencia Cavazos, Aurora Maxey, and Irene and husband Leon Marquez at Harlingen’s Senior Community Center (HSCC)during a father’s day celebration organized by the center. Elia, Horte...
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