Getting to Know Our New Town

Yesterday the University of Concepcion (U de C) hosted Bill and me to welcome us to town and to the campus. The above video is of the mural at the art museum on campus. It is the Presencia de America Latina by painter Jorge Gonzalez Camarena.  What a privilege to meet...

New Digs in Concepcion, Chile

We’re here in our new home! Our new landlady’s name is Carmen. She stocked the kitchen with dishes and pots and pans, and then she went one step further and left some of Concepcion’s best chocolates (I’m eating one right now) for us (Hugo...

Here We Go on Our Grand Chilean Adventure

Sigh. What a time this past five months has been. In February, on the weekend I was in Texas running the Austin Marathon, Bill received word that he had been given a Fulbright Grant to work for a few months at a Chilean University. He learned about the grant the day...

On the Road to Boston

What a trip Bill and I have had so far. As you might remember, we were in Boston last year when the bombs went off (here’s my report from last year). Right from the moment we got home, we knew we would be back for the 2014 marathon. We both felt we needed to be...

Zion and Bryce National Parks

After leaving California, Bill and I made our way into Utah to visit Zion and Bryce National Parks. We’ve wanted to get over that way for a long time but have never really had our timing right to do it when we’ve been in the Southwest. Since Bill retired,...