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Dirty Laundry four blocks away

Dirty Laundry four blocks away

    Dirty laundry catches up with all of us. Only bringing a carry on suitcase this trip, and looking at my pile of dirty clothes on the bed, I am down to my last clean socks and shirt. I could have brought a bigger suitcase but I wanted to travel as light...

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Under Construction local barrio outside Zona Colonia

Under Construction local barrio outside Zona Colonia

    Having worked construction for years, customers have always appreciated a clean work place. Construction sites go through a lot of stages and there are times when clean is the last thing on a builders mind. There are times it is best to leave a room...

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Trip to Sanoa Island From Santo Domingo

Trip to Sanoa Island From Santo Domingo

    Those going on this day trip from Santo Domingo to Sanoa Island start at the Pizzerelli Pizza Palace at six forty five in the morning. There is no one on the street this morning when I walk to our assigned pick up point, but, at the pizza place, there...

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Shoe Problem Impossible to clean

Shoe Problem Impossible to clean

    These are a pair of Scott's work shoes from when he used to work hard. Instead of being covered with paint, which was Scott's trade when public school teaching became intolerable,one of these shoes has residue from floor tile adhesive on its toe. The...

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Fixing a Leak Plumbers are needed

Fixing a Leak Plumbers are needed

    The main water supply line from the street to the house is accessible from the sidewalk. You lift a little metal door in the sidewalk and quickly find a leaking coupling that joins the city part of the water line with the homeowners part of the water...

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Police Band Zona Colonial Plaza Santo Domingo Event

Police Band Zona Colonial Plaza Santo Domingo Event

    The last police band i saw was in Cuenca, at a celebration for ex-pats and foreign business development in that Ecuadorian city. This Santo Domingo events aim is to support women and fight domestic violence in Latin America.This police band provides some...

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Men at Work Santo Domingo, Zona Colonial

Men at Work Santo Domingo, Zona Colonial

    For those who have trouble putting up a shelf on the wall, someone had to build the house you live in, the car you drive. Someone had to educate your kids, grow the food you eat. Someone in the background has to mow your lawn, do your tax forms, listen...

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Talking Man Newerk Airport

Talking Man Newerk Airport

    We listen to a lot of talking heads but this guy actually makes sense. As an employer, you don't have to pay his wages, retirement, medical benefits or deal with his personal issues that cost you money. Fred stays where you put him and does as he is...

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Chadd plays a solo Chadd James on Flute

Chadd plays a solo Chadd James on Flute

    Teaching and playing are different disciplines. Some musicians play. Some musicians teach. Some musicians both play and teach. There are lots of filters that can keep a teacher's message from reaching his students gas tank. If Chadd could just run a USB...

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Controlled Violence Lunch at Dion's Pizza

Controlled Violence Lunch at Dion's Pizza

    Eric, a retired Army Ranger, who patrolled streets of Iraq in full battle gear, has told me violence is a way of life  and controlling or neutralizing it was once his mission as well as his livelihood. When I talk with a man who has had to take...

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