This is the third world cup since we’ve lived in Uruguay. While previous ones have been exciting, I was never impressed with the actual playing. Not so this year in Russia. Today Uruguay beat Portugal to move to the quarter-finals, and though I only watched the second half,* it was fine playing. Especially, from my viewpoint, considering how Portugal’s shots on goal almost all went spectacularly wide or high. The Uruguay defense was fabulous, and both its goals were scored, not by superstar Luis Suárez,…Continue Reading “Happy day in Uruguay”

ball in gutter

I walk dog/s most days. In over four years in Uruguay, I’ve never seen an abandoned soccer ball on the side of the road. So today…  …OK, OK, you’re thinking, he’s going to say that today he saw an abandoned soccer ball on the side of the road. Wrong!  Two.