From the monthly archives: May 2014

We’ve been back a week or so from Costa Rica and Panama’. It’s a time for reflecting on the trip, of course, and meeting up with friends and family at some point and giving them the highlights and maybe even showing them some pictures…depending on their interest or attention span. I want to do these […]

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It’s been a very emotional week for me and Nettie here in Casco Viejo, Panama. We arrived Friday for what will be our last week in Central America, and learned Monday morning that Annette’s dear Uncle Hal had passed away. He’d been ailing for some time, which is to say his death was not completely […]

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As our days draw to and end here in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, we decide to join a forest tour with a guide named Henry Pizarro Espinoza. We’re told to choose an early morning tour to beat the crowds. Crowds in the forest? I already begin to worry that a tour is not a good […]

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Back To The Forest

May 4, 2014 by

As we travel through Costa Rica, I’ve been reading Joan Didion’s memoir, Where I Was From. She was from Sacramento, incidentally, and the book spends a great deal of time on early Californian history from the late 19th century (the Donner Pass and Gold Rush days of hard-scrabble individualism) to the early 20th century (days […]

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