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Dear Union Fenosa

Dear Union Fenosa: I’m writing this to tell you that you ruined my evening once again.  This has happened several times in the last week not to mention many times over the years that I have lived here.  This time … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Dengue This Thursday. Or…Not a Good Diet Plan

Those who’ve been reading from the early days of this blog faithfully (more or less) may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything at all for a few weeks.  Although I did drop off with the amount that I’ve written … Continue reading

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Ted Talk Thursday ~ Do What You Love

There are thousands of people out there that living lives of quiet, screaming desperation who work long, hard hours, at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.  ~ Nigel … Continue reading

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The Good Old General Purpose Vehicle

The Jeep®  is the original SUV developed under contract for the US government before World War II.  Over the years the vehicle developed from being strictly for military use to the first civilian SUV in 1945 and into a multitude of different styles.  The first Jeep®  Wrangler … 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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Las Hormigas Convergen

Leafcutter ants grow their own food underground and that food is fungus.  The ants walk along their own little highways through forests and gardens looking for leaves leaving a scent on the highway like breadcrumbs so they can find their … Continue reading

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Talk Thursday ~ Electricity or Once Again No Hay Luz

Today I thought we’d learn a little about electricity. Our latest power outage was caused by one of the biggest rainstorms of the season that traveled with us all the way from Panama on Tuesday.  There was so much water … Continue reading

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Wisdom Wednesday ~ 26/11/2014

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. ~ Joyce Meyer ~  

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Snapshot Sunday ~ 23/11/2014

Every morning and every evening the back campo turns into a big bird highway.  Lately the Crested Oropendolas have taken the time to pause in their travels and root around in the big stand of bamboo in the neighbor’s yard, possibly … Continue reading

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Talk Thursday ~ Baby, Baby, Baby!

Friends of ours have recently announced that they “have a bun in the oven”.  Actually I think that’s not really a Panameño term but they are expecting to add two little feet to their home next year.  We are pretty … Continue reading

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