Dear Reader, I was offline for a few days while I prepared for my final Spanish language exam.  I’m happy to report that I passed my exam at the proficiency level (3/3, or three out of five in speaking and reading).  I am now linguistically armed and fully capable of butchering the language with the greatest of ease.  Watch out, Paraguay, here me come!
I’ll write more soon and dive back into learning Spanish at an advanced level in a way that suits my own learning style.  For now, I’ll rest and recuperate, savor a beer or two (Yeungling, the East Coast brewer that sounds Chinese), and contemplate going to Disneyland (is that still the "in" thing to do when you reach a milestone?).  For now, chau.

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. Bob's Gravatar Bob
    June 2, 2007    

    YEA!  Felicitaciones cabroncito!  Estamos muy orgulloso de vos.  Cuando sales para Paraguay?

  2. Anne's Gravatar Anne
    June 4, 2007    

    Congratulations! Now you can focus on enjoying the rest of your time in DC.

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