What’s this about?

IMG_2207i’ve made a life for myself with words. from the first poem i penned in second grade about puppies to selling some of the  world’s most comfortable shoes.  through all those years i had teachers, editors, account people, clients even clients’ wives telling me how to make my copy better. and on occasion they were right.

but now, i am the arbiter of what goes down word-wise on this site. so…no capital letters. plenty of dashes, ellipses and commas used wherever and whenever i choose. grammar rules be gone.

expect to read more of the adventures of the Thornton-Vander Plaats as we move to South America and discover a new heaven on earth. go with us as we say so long to the Big Dipper and hola! to the Southern Cross. you’ll learn more about the joys of scaling back and living with less, the challenges of learning a new language after 60, the exhaustion of keeping up with a high-energy 11-year old and ultimately finding out more about the meaning of life in the Andes.

glad you’re here. share our adventure.

8 thoughts on “What’s this about?

  1. “so…no capital letters. plenty of dashes, ellipses and commas used wherever and whenever i choose. grammar rules be gone.” I love that… wonderful! Your tagline after retirement at 8200 feet attracted me to your blog. That is something me and husband wishes to do after our retirement 🙂

    I hope to read and follow and see how it goes for you 😀

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    1. i hope you and your husband can do this. we are loving the experience. as for my declaration to avoid capital letters…i was asked to put them in so a reader could see better! so you will see i caved..but break ranks occasionally. thank you for reading. if you’re ever in Ecuador drop in!

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