Monthly Archives: September 2012

La Casa Ausente / The Absent House: A Documentary

Many of you have asked me why I have not posted as frequently as I normally have. Well, there is a reason. About five years ago I began the production of a documentary about the first sustainable house in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The house is totally independent from the electric, water and sewer authorities. […]

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Garden update

The four of us have been hard-at-work on the garden. We have received many compliments from friends and neighbors. They say it has very positively changed the look of the street. I agree. It looks very nice. Before the four of us took control of it, it looked lie an abandoned lot, not even a […]

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Official Garden Opening

Today, we had the official garden opening celebration. Meini, Petra, Sandra, Mike, Valentin, Benjamin, Mia and I celebrated with pumpkin pie, wine, chips and water. Esther joined us later. We have worked hard for the past month and a half. The pergola and the tank to collect the rainfall are built. Recently we had a […]

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After 3 months of being online, 3,274 views, 53 posts and 177 comments, Swiss readers and followers of are expressing a particular feeling. They feel the blog is an apology for Switzerland. They feel that what I have written and documented so far is all about the good things of their country. Some of them are not […]

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A Dog’s Point of View or Mia’s Favorite Thing

Almost three months ago we went to the Üetliberg, a mountain in the city of Zürich, rising to 873 m (2864 ft). The Üetliberg offers a panoramic view of the entire city of Zürich and the Lake of Zürich. The woods are beautiful and the vistas are magnificent. I put a small video camera (Go […]

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