I am a freelance writer, currently living in Salinas, Ecuador on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. How I got there is a story in itself, and will someday be fully told over the pages of this blog.

Currently I am also the Ecuador Coastal Correspondent for International Living , but prior to that I worked as a computer/network engineer assigned to support the US Senate.

I am 58 years old and semi-retired. I was married to my first wife, Carolyn, for just 22 days short of 25 years. She died of complications arising from cancer in December of 2008. We had two children, a boy and a girl, now adults and married with a child each of their own.

I was pretty much ready to run out the clock on my own, but much to my surprise, I met and fell in love with another wonderful woman, Rita. Even more surprising, she decided she would like to marry me. Still don’t completely understand that.

With Carolyn I had travelled to France and Hawaii, and several other states. Once Rita and I were together, we indulged in our love of travel to see more of the world.

After a few years, we started hearing about Ecuador as a place where you could still get a place on the beach where the weather is warm and not spend a fortune. We came to see for ourselves in early 2013, and fell in love with the place. By March of 2013 we had purchased a 2,000 square-foot oceanfront condo, and made preparation to move there.

Now we are living here on the southwest coast of Ecuador, and enjoying a wonderful life.

Of course, life has not always been wonderful, and over time I hope in these pages to cover the good, the bad, and the ugly – as well as the adventure and excitement of living in a different country, and exploring new places.

I hope you join me, and don’t be a stranger – use the Contact page to send me any questions or topics you would like me to cover.


Our home, Salinas Ecuador

Our home, Salinas Ecuador