The Thanksgiving Trip

Ooops! I left out a detail or two: one day I’m in Costa Rica living the high life, the next, I’m in Lexington, Kentucky, land of fast horses and fine women. Lexington is 18 miles west of Winchester where I was born and raised. For the most part. We moved...

Teen Angst

As parents of two teens, we are keenly interested in schooling and the future of the current teen population. Mostly in Costa Rica and the U.S., but around the world, as well. These teens will be our leaders, shaping our world’s future, good or bad. In charge of...

Key West Crackdown

This from Joe April, head of Key West Code Enforcement: “We are taking care of it [illegal signs] to the best of our ability,” April said. “There’s only so many of us, and we have to deal with illegal contractors, illegal rentals and trash and...

Wilma Survivors

Welcome to Wilma World “How did you do in the storm?” is the phrase around town. Everyone is asking, everyone is telling. The story of our lives is now told in two distinct sections: B.W. (Before Wilma) and A.W. (After Wilma). We are currently a town of...

Overwhelmed by Wilma

Hello everyone, New town is a wreck and Pollyanna is in a coma. Neighbors have piled their belongings on the sidewalk. All of their belongings: carpets, sofas, appliances, dressers, mattresses, pictures, boxes of stuff. Cars line the streets, cars that used to run. It...

Wilma’s Wake Update

The next morning… Driving to Waterworld… Good morning! We are headed home, 7am and 40degrees here in north Florida. FREEZING. Found out late yesterday that our house did flood so we have to race home and dry out before the mold sets in. Thank God...

Wilma’s Wake

Newsletter written just after Hurricane Wilma landed… You’ve got good news and bad news… Wilma blew into town right after we blew out so we missed the excitement. Now we are missing 24-48 hours of no electricity and water up to our eyeballs. Wish I...