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Guilie Castillo
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Traded tax planning for writing. Yep. Went off the deep end.
Traded tax planning for writing. Yep. Went off the deep end.

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The #WATWB June Edition: Celebrating Diversity
Love rules!!!! June 30th, was a landmark day for Europe. The German parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage after an emotional, if brief, debate that resulted in a 393-vs.-226 vote in favor. After three decades of the struggle for equality, and espec...

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30 Odd Questions #Blogfest (via @DebbieDoglady)
I'm joining Debbie's and Emily's 30 Odd Questions   blog hop! Responses in italics . What did you want to be when you were a kid? A writer. Yep. From the time when I was 8 and a short story I wrote won a school competition. But 'Nancy Drew' was a close seco...

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30 Odd Questions #Blogfest (via @DebbieDoglady)
I'm joining Debbie's and Emily's 30 Odd Questions   blog hop! Responses in italics . What did you want to be when you were a kid? A writer. Yep. From the time when I was 8 and a short story I wrote won a school competition. But 'Nancy Drew' was a close seco...

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Elections in Mexico this Sunday. Key Elections.
This coming Sunday, June 4th, there will be elections in Mexico. Not presidential; only three states will be voting for new governors. But these elections — the results in one state in particular — will shape the future of Mexico, for at least the next deca...

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"Curaçao's is a prickly kind of beauty.

Rough around the edges, camouflaged in the humdrum, the unremarkable, even the unappealing. It's a rare beauty, sudden and abrupt; the beauty of a cactus flowering in the wild, blooms of impossible grace hidden in thorns and the tromp l'oeil of shadow in the blazing sun.

It's the kind of beauty that, like the cactus flower, lives in total ignorance of ostentation.

The kind that the traveler seeking glamour or sycophantic perfection will never be able to see."

(From THE MIRACLE OF SMALL THINGS, https://truthserumpress.net/catalogue/fiction/the-miracle-of-small-things/)

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Jackie: Film Reviews from the Curaçao Film Festival #CIFFR
It took me long enough, didn't it? Finally— finally —I'm here with the first review. Of the first film in our festival roster. (I could've started with my favorite and worked my way through to my least favorite, I guess, but—given the obvious time limitatio...

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The Chihuahua Who Became Chucho
The name his rescuer gave him was Everest, because she found him in Montaña, a neighborhood in here in Curaçao, which translates to "Mountain"... Personally, I might have gone with Kilimanjaro, or even Blanc (you know, for Mont), but—well, naming is the res...

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A quick & dirty rescue story
I know, I know—I'm behind on rescue stories: the blind Chihuahua, the puppies... But this one happened just recently, and it has a gorgeous happy ending, too, so... Well, happy endings are too few and far between to postpone sharing, right? Right. So back i...

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I am shameless... (And I apologize.)
So much for my new year's resolution to not let more than two weeks go by without posting... It's going on 3 months since my last post here, and more than that on the dog blog ; it's a wonder I even remember how to. Shame on me. Much has happened to blog ab...

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The One Positive Thing About #Trump? Endless Fodder For Ridicule
It's true. The man practically begs  to be made fun of. That bit about 'the best crowds ever' at the inauguration—seriously? His choices for cabinet members—an illiterate moron for Education, a climate change denier for the EPA, a freakin' banker-slash-Wall...
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