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Welcome To Vilcabamba
"The Sacred Valley of Longevity"

This Is A Privately Circulated Blog, scribbled exclusively for Friends & Familiars, that peers into and pontificates about Expat life in the hinterlands of South America. If your eyesight is less than optimal (like mine), then just click the type size up a notch on your browser..

Here you will find a series of curmudgeonly commentaries that I've posted from atop my rickety old soapbox for the past few years. And yes, there are indeed political rantings, so place your seats in the upright position and fasten your seat belts .... it may be a bumpy ride.


I was once called a 'Dunce', and made to sit in front of the class wearing a fool's cap …. simply because I sat and stared out the window, dreaming of becoming an aviator. Of course, today I'd be prescribed some pharmaceutical drug for an Attention Deficit Disorder.

After that humiliating experience, I decided that I didn't want to be a 'flier' after all. I wonder how many of our children today are not going to be able to 'fly high' because they dared to dream? I wonder if Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Apple fame, both of them dreamers, ever wore dunce caps?

I wonder when we, as a people, are going to honor and encourage our dreamers instead of making them wear silly hats?

"Dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask." - From the X-Files

PS: Almost forgot that ultimate dreamer, a guy named Einstein!

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