Linguist Free

Retired Irish curmudgeon and part-time pirate. Currently hiding out in Ecuador

Recent Comments

  1. about 9 hours ago on Tank McNamara

    What we need are more offensive holding penalties!!

  2. about 9 hours ago on Baldo

    Ouch! Plumber needed to make a payment on his new yacht?

  3. about 13 hours ago on Andy Capp

    I have a foot in two camps here, HarryCK. My mother was from County Armagh in NI and I still have tons of relatives there. My father was 1/2 Arapaho and 1/2 Irish American.

    Because my mother was born in 1913 – ten years before the Irish Partition, both my brother and I could (and did) claim and receive Irish citizenship & passports. I never chose to capitalize on my Native American heritage, although I am very proud of it.

    I guess now, I’m considered a multi-national since I not only have U.S. and Irish citizenship but am now a voting citizen of Ecuador, as well!

  4. about 14 hours ago on Baldo

    You are spot on.

    When I retired, in 2010, I worried about what would happen to me should I become seriously ill, even with the expensive insurance I carried.

    The cost of living, and the social/political toxicity in the country was making me sick!

    After doing my due diligence and investigating and exploring several options, I moved to Ecuador in early 2013 and have never had one second’s regret!

  5. about 14 hours ago on Baldo

    Ecuador – where the cost of living is 1/3 that in the States. We use the U.S. dollar for currency but believe me it goes a lot further than in the U.S.A. and we have National Health Insurance and excellent medical care for a fraction of the cost in the States.

    Of course, it is advisable to be proficient in the Spanish-language and leave your prejudices back where you came from…

  6. about 15 hours ago on Andy Capp

    Have a good weekend, Affie.

  7. about 15 hours ago on Kliban

    The waffle soles and swoosh would come later.

  8. about 15 hours ago on Tom the Dancing Bug


  9. about 15 hours ago on That is Priceless

    Bush jacket? A bird in my hand’s better than a bird in a bush jacket.

  10. about 15 hours ago on Pickles

    Snickerdoodles? You smooth talkin’ devil, Opal!