Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Expat Phenomenon

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Occupy Seattle

Beryl Gorbman Seattle has its own version of Occupy Wall Street. We’ve visited it several times. The first time was a quiet Tuesday late morning. The police had come through at 7 a.m. and removed all the tents, so many … Continue reading

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Finished cover for Madrugada

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Bad Manners at La Choperia Restaurant

Merida Beryl Gorbman The other day, when 89-year-old Silvia Thomson, who is from England, went into La Choperia on Calle 56 y 51 with her daughter Sandra, they were told that they couldn’t order from the menu – that only … Continue reading

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Adorable Merida Dog Needs a Home

Merida Beryl Gorbman This beloved Merida pet needs a new home, as her owner, Vince Gricus, is moving to the USA. Vince says she is a sweetheart and despite being half pitty, she is gentle and extremely friendly. She enjoys … Continue reading

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AARP Insurance Promotion is a Fraud

Seattle Beryl Gorbman Right now it’s time to buy or renew your Medicare coverage if you are 65 or older. As I mentioned in a previous article, the options are numerous and can be confusing. You have to plan on … Continue reading

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The Poet Laureate of “Occupy Seattle”

Seattle Beryl Gorbman Yesterday, as I was entering an office building in downtown Seattle, a gentleman who appeared homeless gallantly walked ahead of me to open the door and hold it for me. As it turned out, we were going … Continue reading

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Around Seattle – Chocolates, Art, Joint Replacements, Turkeys

Beryl Gorbman Chocolate – How Good Can it Get? Here are some photos of Chocolopolis, the ultimate in chocolate shops, located on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill. Every single person who worked there knew their chocolate. I had no idea that … Continue reading

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The Maze of Medicare

Beryl Gorbman, www.gorbman.com Open enrollment period for 2012 Medicare is 10/15 – 12/7 2011 for coverage beginning January 1, 2012. If you are eligible for Medicare, you should be reviewing your coverages now and thinking over choosing or changing coverages … Continue reading

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Getting Madrugada, my latest book, into paperback – the process

Beryl Gorbman If you aren’t interested in self-publishing a book, ignore this post. It’s not actually a post, it’s a boring rant. The physical publication side of getting my book out there is driving me nuts. Writing it was one … Continue reading

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