Becoming Cuenca

El Niño, Water, and Electricity

El Niño, Water, and Electricity

You have probably seen articles and Facebook posts recently about the water shortage in Cuenca and in Ecuador. Headlines such as “Ecuador Declares Energy Emergency Amid Severe Regional Drought and El Niño” and “Ecuador Rations Electricity as Drought Persists in the...
Cuenca Is Community

Cuenca Is Community

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” ~Herman Melville The author of “Moby Dick” is talking about “community.” One online dictionary says community is the people living in one particular area or people who...
Cuenca’s Lifestyle

Cuenca’s Lifestyle

One of the biggest concerns of people considering Cuenca as their future home is lifestyle.  This includes the goods and services they use, their choice of leisure activities, their tastes in art (such as film and music), and quality of life. For the most part, people...
“Go with the Flow”

“Go with the Flow”

For some reason, I have always thought of Elton John’s sixth studio album that was released in 1973 when I have bad news to report: “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player.” Yes, I have always been a tad different. The album that was released over a half-century ago...