Category Archives: Writing

Viva, Las Vegas!


One of the entries to the magical land of the Osa Pennisula is Las Vegas. It is on the crocodillo-rich Rio Sierpe. The town of this gateway, Sierpe, consists of a pharmacy, a little market, and a few adventura vendors. … Continue reading

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Paddling into a New Year


First day of the new year, a sunny 59º, and the kayak calls, nay, begs for a ride. After much planning and maneuvering throughout the fall, I finally arranged the car to carry a kayak and a bicycle. What better … Continue reading

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Time Is Like Milk


Bright summer day in the woods, blinding sparkles from a New Hampshire brook catch the eye of a five-year-old adventurer. He splashes into the shallows, never mind the wet shoes (that he’ll whine about later). The crisp water wants him, … Continue reading

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Camera Shy


“No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.” ~Minor White Some will be happy to see that previous blog entries are New! and Improved! with photographs. Even I must agree … Continue reading

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Where the Streets Have No Name


This is that place. It´s probably as big as New Hope and Lambertville combined. With no, totally nada, street names. If you want to visit I´ll explain to go up the hill on the street of the Santiago dock, before … Continue reading

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ReOrganization


San Pedro has two docks, one at each end of town, where boats service the surrounding lake towns. I´m heading to Panajachel this morning, and declined a launcha that stops at all the towns in favor of a direct that … Continue reading

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Present Perfect (Grammar Free!)


San Pedro is a nice place to be. I find myself just sitting, enjoying the moment for many moments. I don´t do this often enough at home. Here I get up (get this) at 6:30 am (yes, Nancy, voluntarily), get … Continue reading

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AFP Corrections


Well, that didn’t  go as expected. Turns out jaguars have no interest in eating peoples. They prefer monkeys. Who knew. This is the beginning of dry season. We only had three people in our group, all of whom returned safely. … Continue reading

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Grammar Lesson: Anticipatory Future Perfect™


As you may or may not know, I read grammar books for fun. Wait! Don’t unsubscribe! This will be muy, muy interesante. I write this from the comfort of my kitchen, cozy with a cup of tea in hand, indoor … Continue reading

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7 Weeks, 5000 Miles, 25 Carry-On Pounds, 1 Survivor


“But I love the idea – whether it’s in my work or where I live – exploring new frontiers, and I like putting myself in strange places and trying to survive and figure things out and gather up an infrastructure. … Continue reading

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