Banking on an Answer

Unless everyone agrees on an established filing system, there will be chaos. In my filing system, for instance, the car insurance bill belongs in the general file under Insurance with a subfile Car. But someone else might feel that the bill is about the car, and all things Car should be stored under the generalContinue reading “Banking on an Answer”

Driving Miss Sarah~

I wrote to family and friends recently about a hair-raising trip I took from the capital, San Jose, to my home in Talamanca. So I thought I’d attend to the blog and write a bit about driving in Costa Rica.  Ticos are not the worst drivers in the world (regardless of what you’ve heard orContinue reading “Driving Miss Sarah~”

Pipilachas in the Garden~

Pipilachas (or dragonflies) have discovered the little pond Alan and I installed over the Christmas holiday. They tracked it down it the minute the hole was lined with plastic and we filled it with water. Our first (visible) inhabitants. We discovered, quite by accident, that a large red pipilacha likes to stand guard over theContinue reading “Pipilachas in the Garden~”

Here It Comes!~

Here Comes the Sun~ Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, And I say it’s all right. Little darling it’s been a long cold lonely winter, Little darling it feels like years since it’s been here. Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, And I say it’s all right. Little darling the smiles returning to their faces, Little darling itContinue reading “Here It Comes!~”

Greed in a Time of Giving~

I read about Bernie Madoff and his ponzi scheme the other day, all the people he took down while raking in the millions… no, make that billions of dollars. They say it will go down as the biggest fraud case in history. But Bernie has nothing on us here in Costa Rica, or maybe thisContinue reading “Greed in a Time of Giving~”

One-stop Christmas Shopping~

One stop Christmas shopping arrived this year in the form of a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) email. I opened my mail this morning and lo and behold there was the perfect gift: a certificate in someone’s name for a reforestation effort of Costa Rica’s dwindling natural habitat. I immediately donated for my entire familyContinue reading “One-stop Christmas Shopping~”

From Foulness to Serenity~

Dawn crept under the window shutters yesterday morning, and as I woke something told me this day would be different from the past few weeks. I had closed them to keep the cold and damp of the weeks before out. Our bed linen has been clammy from the accumulated moisture in the air and it’sContinue reading “From Foulness to Serenity~”