Saturday, October 7


This is what you hear after the destruction of Tropical Storm Nate, "No hay luz y agua". Thursday, in the middle of the night, many were awakened with gusting winds and rushing waters from the swelling rivers. Torrential rains ensued.  For many of the good folks of Costa Rica, the passing of Tropical Storm Nate has been tragic and life altering. I am reluctantly posting photos of the misfortune from our Channel 7 News here because it has not been televised on any of the major news stations outside of Central America.  
You really don't know resilience until you've known a Tico, it is part of the "Pura Vida" life.
With every interview I watched, it ended with the weathered and distraught sufferer repeating,
"Gracias A Dios" with a smile. 

Thursday, October 5

2017 and Counting

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

Good to see some of you are still here.
I discovered something this morning during one of our seasonal *monsoon rains*...
it's about animal totems and their meanings.  It's not new, just a rediscovery.
Enjoy the story and others by Eric Labacz

Eric's website and Animal Totems:

And by the way, that little broken kitten my pups found years ago,,,,
WELL, he now rules the roost!! 

*Monsoon rains is named Tropical Storm Nate and the torrential rains and hurricane strength winds created lots of damage all over Costa Rica.  Emergency Responders rescuing people at overflowing rivers and landslides.  It is so sad to see the destruction happen so rapidly.  God have Mercy for Costa Rica and all those suffering in the world. 

National Emergency for the people of Costa Rica:

and crocodile alert.