Sunday in the Parks

25 sept 2006 When we first came to Costa Rica, I lamented that there was no public art. San Jose, like most big cities, is not a pretty one. Too big, too dirty, no litter laws, way too many cars, pigeons, beggars and homeless. I love it… I'm a city girl,...

Oh Crap

I think my Muse died. At the very least she’s on vacation ’cause the little cabin in the woods (in my mind) is empty. I’ve gone knocking, but the lights are out and nobody’s home. No fire in the chimney, no Patsy Cline wafting throughout the...

Christmas in Costa Rica

Like small Catholic developing nations everywhere, Jesus is big in Costa Rica. So his birthday next week is cause for celebration and pageantry. Huge is too small a word. In fact, there are fireworks going off down in the valley as I write this. (Fireworks are legal...

Pura Vida M&Ms

We live in a strange and wonderful world. I live in it with my not-so-strange and oh-so-wonderful friend, Jan. Who has kept me supplied with the essentials: Triscuits, fuzzy socks, romantic novels and, now, personalized M&Ms. Who’d a thunk it? Jan and I met...

Officially Pho-toed:

Jimmy Dean is over but the fun just keeps comin’! These photos were taken by a local enthusiast… he must be a professional, they look really good and sharp. Meet the gals and guy I spent the last eight weeks getting to know. Lovely people, every one....