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.

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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“Franny, nobody loves a DEAD horse…”

We were in our car on our way to church one morning, my parents and big brother in the front seat and my younger brothers and I in the back, when my father muttered, “Let’s hope Franny doesn’t see that…” That, was the leg of a horse sticking up over the tailgate of a truck,

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The Making of “Big Red Is Dead”
The Making of “Big Red Is Dead”

  It had been four months to the day since the 7.8 earthquake that destroyed so many lives in Ecuador. Along with my business partners Kristen Sawyer and Zach Cashero, I was on my way to Manabí province to visit our other partners, Sara Coppler and Geoff Odell. Both Sara and Geoff are experienced disaster-relief

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