Anyone Like Dogs?

Ξ September 14th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Animal Stories, Costa Rica, Pets |

Then you might like these!   WHY WE LIKE DOGS   The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. -Anonymous Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. -Ann Landers If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your fa


To Georgie – Rest in Peace Old Friend- You will be missed.

Ξ December 8th, 2010 | → 10 Comments | ∇ -My Favorites, Animal Stories, Costa Rica, Family, Georgie, Pets |

Last week, I had to put down one of my pets, George (Georgie to me, Jorge to my wife or Georgito to Carlos). At left is a photo of Georgie taken last year and before the health issues. That cat surely loved to sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the morning Costa Rica sun. Eyes closed and as close to being in heaven as he could get yet still be alive. He was quite old…. fourteen plus… and had terrible


Hope for the World? – Flash Mobs – Christmas 2010

Ξ December 8th, 2010 | → 1 Comments | ∇ -My Favorites, Christmas, Christmas in Costa Rica, Costa Rica, Hallelujah, YouTube |

Unless you live on another planet, you no doubt have heard of  Flash Mobs. I, of course, DO live on another planet called Costa Rica, so forgive me please for not being totally current. I feel old and out of date. I never heard of them. For my kindred unwashed, flash mobs are groups of artists, singers and dancers mostly, sometimes professionals and sometimes just regular ol’ folks, who want to sing or dance


Malta- Put this Place on your list!

Ξ May 11th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica |

ML and I are in Rome… just left Malta.  An incredible place! Enjoy the video. You need high speed to enjoy it.  More tomorrow!


Here is Some Food for Thought!

Ξ January 31st, 2010 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Fun Stuff, Geeky Stuff, YouTube |

Watch this video. It gives some pretty amazing statistics that will (or should) cause you to think hard. If you are age 23 or under… this should be required viewing. Click the video to view.


Obama… One Year Later

Ξ January 27th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Politics, US Politics |

Sorry for being away so long.  Been sick! Seems there are issues in the USA?  The luster surrounding Sr. Obama seems to be diminishing? Here are a some videos that you might enjoy! This might help distract you from the real issues up there. NOTE: These may have “R” ratings (depending on what you consider to be “R”. Here, our president tries again to get in touch with the common man by v


She Now Wants to Learn English

Ξ January 25th, 2009 | → 9 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica |

Well it has been a pretty good marriage.  Not sure how much longer it will last.  Maria Luisa announced on New Years Eve that she now wants to learn English!  OMG! I met my wife almost 5 years ago. My friends Ray and Patricia invited me over to meet this great woman who, I was told, speaks English fluently. Wonderful, sez I, and off I go! (more…)


Amazing Work!

Ξ January 14th, 2009 | → 3 Comments | ∇ Animal Stories, Costa Rica, Crawly Things, Life in Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica, Spiders |

Nice web huh? As my readers know, I am not overly fond of spiders, but I DO admire their work. I have had a couple of bad experiences with spiders in the house, one of which I documented in this Blog. We have a beautiful patio covered with a roof.  Around the patio runs a small hedge at a height of maybe 2 feet. The other evening, I was out enjoying the beautiful evening. Twilight and early evening are just specta


We Are NOT Pregnant!

Ξ August 12th, 2008 | → 13 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Family, Humor, Maria Luisa, marriage, Menopause, Politically Correct, Rants |

Now before some of my readers begin to think that I have or am even trying to impregnate my wifey… fear not. We are waaaay too olde! This post is about my ongoing battle against the ridiculous political correctness permeating the United States… and menopause. I am not sure how many North Americans realize just how ridiculous they look to people in other countries always trying to be Politically Correct


The Expat Life and Views on US Politics

Ξ March 25th, 2008 | → 14 Comments | ∇ -My Favorites, Costa Rica, Idle Thoughts, Life in Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica, Politics, US Politics |

Oddly, one of the questions I get from readers asks me questions about my politics. Kinda nosey huh? They want to know if I follow the US political/economic scene, for whom am I going to vote… etc. Most of the time I do not answer as I believe that my blogs are supposed to be about Costa Rica and related topics and I guess my politics or personal views are not appropriate. Lately, however, I see people who


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