Bibliophiles in Costa Rica

At our garage sale last January, two days before leaving Key West, we sold seven floor to ceiling bookshelves filled with books. (There are still three or four bookshelves stuffed full in the house so we aren’t totally bereft!) Over the years, we have moved...

La Doctora de Piel

OK, I swear I’m almost done with doctor stories. It’s too bad my mother doesn’t read my blog because she will never get to know she was right. In my family, the nicest thing you can say to someone is, "You are absolutely 100% right." This...

Climbing the Stairway to Heaven

Sweet Jesus, it’s a long haul. Granny Boo is ready, waiting. If she wasn’t too tired to climb, she’d be taking the steps two at a time. She is lucid, as comfortable as possible. She is loved and being cared for. Certainly in no pain. There is nothing...

Pink ‘n Slippery

That about sums up the description of Hal’s gastointestinal tract, all of it. Frankly, it looks just like his colon. No, we didn’t try this at home! They don’t sell those fiber optic cameras to just anyone, you know. Besides, I just like to watch....

Miss Me?

HI! It’s been a long week, the last of six of constant construction on our house. I have finally felt the effects of having 2 or 3 guys around my house all day everyday from 6am till 4:30pm, hammering, singing, scraping, chatting, drilling, painting, etc, etc,...

Speckled Cock

Believe it or not, I’m talking about breakfast here. Gallo pinto (GA-jo PEEN-to) is the typical dish of Costa Rica: black beans and white rice cooked separately, then mixed and cooked with spices. Good gallo pinto is freshly made – not leftovers as many...