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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Spanish Acquisition: No Substitute for Practice, Practice, Practice

It’s September again – time for school to start in the Northern Hemisphere.  I wonder how many returning high school students picked a foreign language.  More importantly, I wonder how they made their decision as to which language to take. One thing’s for sure, I wish I knew then what I know now. My French

A Tour: From Concón to Reñaca / Viña del Mar

During my most recent trip to Chile there was a terrible flu going around. Usually I manage to sidestep flu season, but this strain wouldn’t let me dodge it. The folks at the local pharmacy were very helpful, providing me with a good cough medicine that, while it didn’t make me better, took away my

Gold: No Longer a Safe-haven Asset?

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> Obama and Bernanke Saved the Economy! Hooray! By Jeff Clark Almost every day we are told the economy is improving. Whether it’s

A Tour: Up Camino del Alto to Concón

On this particular day I decided to take a walk from Reñaca, up the hill toward Concón, and back. Heading up was mostly exercise, since there wasn’t a lot to see. However, I did get some nice shots on the way up the hill. It wasn’t the greatest day for photos, but some of them