Category Archives: Things in the News

Chickens for Rent

I recently read an article about a company that allows people to rent chickens.  Interestingly enough, when I began to look further into this ‘rent a chicken’ business, I found several more companies in Canada and the United States with similar … Continue reading

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Welcome

I don’t normally worry about the statistics on the blog…normally. I write because I enjoy it with the knowledge that my family and friends can keep track of what we are doing while we are far apart. I also don’t only … Continue reading

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Fuego

Late yesterday afternoon we heard the sirens of many fire trucks.  It was during rush hour  and we believed that there was a large traffic accident on the freeway that is not far away.  With one of the local television … Continue reading

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Today is #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is an undertaking to create a global movement of philanthropy and volunteering to kick off the giving season. #GivingTuesday began in 2012 with the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. Now that some of … Continue reading

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Water Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ~ Atrazine is an herbicide used to prevent pre and post-emergence broad-leaf weeds in crops such as maize (corn) and sugarcane and it … Continue reading

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Peace Among the Nations

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~ Mother Teresa ~ The other day a few of us in the campo were discussing the News.  We agreed that most of … Continue reading

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TED Talk Thursday ~ Past, Present and Future

Study the past, if you would divine the future. ~ Confucius ~ There was an item in the news last night about a survey of Ontario high school students that shows that one-third of all licensed drivers in Grades 10 … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About One of My Favourite Subjects…Food

The economy in Panama just keeps rolling along.  I read somewhere that it grew by 8.5% in 2013 and is expected to increase another 5% in 2014 making Panama the fastest growing economy in Latin America.  It’s noticeable even here … Continue reading

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The Value of Water

 We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau ~ We all need at least 20 to 50 liters of fresh, safe water a day for drinking, cooking and keeping ourselves clean.  Unsafe … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Birthday of the High Level Bridge

It’s a rainy day in the campo and it’s very quiet and tranquilo now. The fishing tournament is on in the burg this weekend.   A couple of our friends are participating and we were hoping to congregate on the … Continue reading

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