The G Files

The Badgetts were here for two jam-packed weeks, and we been havin’ a big ol’ time. When anyone comes to visit and they want to run around, requiring us to actually leave our zona familiar, I am reminded how diverse, beautiful and just darned amazing Costa...

Spaghetti with Santa a hit!

Jamais (on the right) did a bang-up job with her fundraiser: ₡1,000,000 colones ($2,000). You can buy a lot of goodies with that kinda dough in Costa Rica. And she was cool as a cucumber that day! She put the whole thing together, made all the meatballs and the...

Help Bring Santa to Costa Rica!

A benefit for disabled orphans at the Hogar Infantil San Gabriel.Spaghetti with Santa! Saturday, Dec 6th 11am to 2pmDonation: ₡5,000 for adults • ₡2,500 for kids Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverage+ brownie!~ Enjoy live music by Harmony Roads ~ Where:...

“I would like to order a cock.”

Hal and the boys are teaching English at a nearby volunteer school. They go twice a week: once teaching adults, once teaching teens. The adults are easier just because they show up voluntarily. The teens have been coerced by either parents or school so are pretty...

5 Gifts for Christmas Eve

This is from today’s Costa Rica Living Group board: Christmas Eve in San Jose25th Anniversary On December 24th, twenty five years ago, five gifts were given to five kids in the shacks existing back then in Bajo de los Ledezma, located between Rohmoser and La...

A Tale Of Four Boys

The Bridge sent out its monthly newsletter today. As I read the tale of four boys, I remembered a moment from the International Living conference. When I got to the part about driving, I said, "There are Costa Ricans who have never ever been in a car. Many who...