This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”
Hello Mothers of the world. I don’t know about Spain or Costa Rica or Australia or Japan, but in the United States it is Mother’s Day on Sunday. I am sending every mother I know, and love, a greeting and a few quotes about mothers which I thought were nice (I particularly liked Aristotle’s takeContinue reading “Mother’s Day Quotes (Repost)”
(Spoiler: this post may contain hyperbole.) Things are looking bleak for the human race. Dire warnings from Al Gore have largely fallen on deaf ears and right-wing Republicans seem bent on steaming ahead spewing carbon into the atmosphere, burning as many fossil fuels as possible, gutting regulatory agencies, and generally acting irresponsible. There are alsoContinue reading “Feeling a Bit Apocalyptic”
My review of Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skullduggery by Jennie Erin Smith is up at the Internet Review of Books. I loved this book. It’s full of larger-than-life personalities involved in under-the-table activities. “With a cast of characters straight out of a Carl Hiaasen or Elmore Leonard novel, Jennie Erin SmithContinue reading “New Book Review- Stolen World”
It’s spring in Costa Rica, and I think my head needs a good cleaning. There seems to be more clutter in there than needed. I’ve been caught up in our seemingly endless law case (into Limón numerous times, to the courthouse for this and that, a failed attempt at the trial itself, and a meetingContinue reading “In Solidarity, but Tired”
My review of Eliza Griswold’s book, The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam, is live at The Internet Review of Books. “Journalist and poet Eliza Griswold spent seven years investigating and reporting on religious conflict around the globe. That she lived to tell about it is remarkable. Her travels tookContinue reading “Book Review: The Tenth Parallel”
A small essay I wrote not long ago is live at the Camroc Press Review. It was originally posted here as Lost and Found, but it now has a new home. I couldn’t be happier.
I am participating in A River of Stones this month. The idea of the exercise is to develop close observation and capture what is seen in a few short sentences, a poem, a haiku, or simply a short piece of loose form. To join click on their logo to the right of this post. HereContinue reading “On a Morning Walk”
Today I decided to attack the dreaded bureaucracy of Costa Rica. Our marchamos are due again. I don’t know why but last night something jolted me awake and yelled in my ear, PAY THE MARCHAMOS. What are marchamos, you ask? They are the little tags for all vehicles proving you have paid your road feesContinue reading “INS and Out”
My uncle, Elliot R. Corbett, was one of those who fell at the Battle of the Bulge….