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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How to Spend Three Days in Medellín

Day One-A Tour of the City Robert and I decided to take advantage of a summer lull in activities (our Spanish teacher is taking a special training course in Chile to become certified as a translator of legal documents and I have stepped away from the Cuenca International Writers Conference until the new folks who

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Small hurts, and things once lost…

Our lovely house in Beacon, New York When we were contemplating moving to Ecuador, my husband and I discussed what we thought we would need to be happy in our faraway home.  I said I wanted to be able to go back and visit my family every 18 months. But I hadn’t been back there

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