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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


My son and his Peripatetic mother


If you saw this mess, you would probably presume that my 32 year old son has moved back home.   Well, actually,  its quite the reverse….Me…his mother…who has been living the peripatetic life for the last few years ( this is another way of saying i’m currently a NOmad) is crashing in my son’s spare bedroom.  Sleeping on a foamie on the floor, and my life’s possessions spread around the room….

I’m living the lifestyle “homeless by choice” these days, and currently preparing to leave for warmer climates.  Is what I’m doing becoming the norm – our hardworking children staying home to work while their wandering parents travel and then spend from a few days to a few weeks with them each year while we regroup in our home countries.  I used to crash at my parents house inbetween jobs and trips in my earlier years…in the 60’s and 70’s….How times have changed…

Actually I’m enjoying this time together, as I haven’t been successful in persuading him to quit his job and join me on the road….yet….And I do cook for him….some  things never change.

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Chaudi…where we shop..etc

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Chaudi, a bustling town, where one can get a feeling of India without being too overwhelmed by it all, is about 2k m from Patnem Beach.  An easy bike road or scooter ride to get there…usually dodging a few bison or cows along the goa 080way.

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Goa is a huge fishing state..and the fish market in Chaudi usually has a great selection of fish if you get there early enough.

Besides shopping, Chaudi is also important for getting cash…with about five different banks to choose from.

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We also go there for the post office, hair cuts, a doctor or dentist, pharmacy, bus station or whatever else we may need.