Batting A Thousand

It couldn’t have gone better today. Except for the backless gown. That was a surprise to Ryan. While I was answering a few questions, they took him behind a curtain… a couple minutes later, the curtain opens to reveal Ryan laying on a gurney, covered in...

God Bless Abraham

Abraham (ah-BRAHM), my dentist. I am so happy to have found him. He’s the husband of a friend, he works out of their gorgeous home overlooking all of the central valley, about five minutes from us. He takes his time, talks about what interests him, has been a...

Plastic Surgery in Costa Rica

My friend, Dara, just wrote asking about plastic surgery here… “for a friend,” she said. Right. It’s ok, Dara. Trust me, I understand. Actually, since Dara is still in her 30’s and gravity has not yet begun it’s most serious work on...

Seeking Health in Costa Rica

WARNING: This post is completely controversial and I know many of you will want to scare me back into compliance. I don’t think you can. (That was the warning.) Every couple of years, I’m compelled to overhaul some piece(s) of The Physical System that...

The Parasite Thing

You might want to skip this. I’m going to talk about poop. Every piece of literature you read on Costa Rica makes two claims (some make many more, but these two are on every single list I’ve ever seen): 1. Costa Rica enjoys 95% literacy.2. The water is...

Blood Work

I’ve been using my lifesaving bio-identical hormone cream every night for 10 years now. Lately it feels a little off and, since I’ve never had any blood work done to see if the dosage was just right, I thought, “Why not have it done in Costa...