Iam Franny. I was born in Kansas, grew up in Michigan, was educated in California, and lived in Detroit, Michigan and in Beacon, New York. I have traveled all over the world. I ended up in Cuenca Ecuador…read full bio
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Who the heck is Franny Hogg?

Who the heck is Franny Hogg?

I live in the highlands of Ecuador, where GUINEA PIGS (called “cuy”) are ROASTED AND EATEN FOR DINNER! But not these two. They live in my garden.

Art for Art’s Sake?

From Wikipedia: “Art for art’s sake” is the usual English rendering of a French slogan from the early 19th century, “l’art pour l’art”, and expresses a philosophy that the intrinsic value of art, and the only “true” art, is divorced from any didactic, moral, or utilitarian function. When I put this blog together and I

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I Don’t Live on No Name Street

I don’t live on No Name Street (there are actually a few streets on Cuenca maps called this–Calle Sin Nombre….) but I wish I did. At least then I could give the Social Security Administration an address!  When I applied for my benefits two months ago I spent more than an hour explaining to the

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Arrgh! A Pirate’s Life is NOT for Me!

Piracy is a sore subject for me. I prefer not to engage in it but here in Ecuador, if you want to watch a movie and you don’t have some kind of fancy computer set up, you can buy any DVD you want. You just can’t buy a legal one. I like to watch TV

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