Two Costa Rica Tidbits:

Speaking of Costa Rica real estate and abandoned projects, Scott Oliver has an excellent list of questions to ask your salesperson here (you'll need to sign in but tons of good information). If you are moving to Costa Rica and looking for real estate, this is a...

Listen to the Rhythm…

Of the falling you-know-what. Go ahead, you listen. I'm sick of it. This is our third rainy season here and I plan on it being my last. Almost anywhere else will do. Even Key West in the stifling end-of-hurricane-season heat (she says now.) October through...

Calling All Sewing Machines

Do you have an old (working) sewing machine tucked away in a closet? Ginnee will put it to good use: I need used sewing machines for the Voz Que Clama Mission. American women have them sitting in their closets collecting dust. Would you ask your blog readers to please...

What You Can Give

In the U.S., we all give money to our charities. We don’t usually give time. We don’t give stuff unless we’ve already used it and are ready to give it away. This method of giving works for us. It’s easy. Those in charge of the funds buy the...

Is There Room In Your Bag For Crayons?

Costa Rica is prosperous compared to the rest of Central America. Positively rich, compared to Nicaragua (our immediate neighbor to the north and the 13th poorest country in the world). Costa Rica does well due mainly to its stable government. No genocide here, no...