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May 16, 2009 By: admin Category: Casco Viejo, Ecuador, Humidity, Page, Rainy Season 1 Comment →

It’s May 15, 2009.  My things have finally arrived from Panama.  I thought they would arrive in December 2007.


Ziplocks are a Girl’s Best Friend

June 06, 2006 By: admin Category: Casco Viejo, Eating & Drinking, Humidity, Insects No Comments →

Honestly, I fear that when I do finally re-ascend from this computer screen, I’ll have no friends left! I haven’t been writing because typically, I’ve written about what I’ve done, where I’ve been, what I’ve learned and these days, leaving the house is typically only reserved for when it’s essential…like groceries. So since all I see or experience these days is really the inside of my apartment, what you get is the likes of my ‘Drawing The Line’ journal. And now this. (more…)

Urban Nature, Art and Death

September 16, 2005 By: admin Category: 9-11, Art & Culture, Casco Viejo, Humidity, Kunas, La Cresta, NYC No Comments →

All my life, I have longed to live where I have both views of mountains and sea. That dream has finally come true. Yesterday, I walked across Calle Segundo and right into that wide open view of Paitilla. It seemed like a different world merely two blocks away. The view of the city evokes such a different internal energy than the view facing Amador where the mountains of Veracruz, the Bridge of the Americas and the greenery of the Canal banks dominate where there isn’t sea. Fortunately, none of the green is close enough to cause a mildew plague, yet is close enough to create a lovely, peaceful view. Now that’s my kind of green. I have come to associate greenery with intolerable humidity and mildew, nice to visit, lovely to look at, but I don’t want to live in it. (more…)

Baseball and Breezes

September 15, 2005 By: admin Category: Baseball, Casco Viejo, Humidity, La Cresta, Noise No Comments →

I always knew how much I loved living in Casco Viejo. When I got here, there were zero Americans living here. Now, they seem to be everywhere. During the year in the building in front of the remains of the Union Club, my appreciation was for the neighborhood, not my apartment. The apartment was okay, even great by NYC standards, but the noise was …well those of you who follow me remember and for those of you who don’t, suffice it to say one of my journals was entitled “Aural Torture.” (more…)

La Cresta Sucks

August 02, 2005 By: admin Category: Bocas, Casco Viejo, Humidity, La Cresta, NYC No Comments →

If all proceeds ahead, I’ll be moving back to Casco Viejo at the end of this month. La Cresta sucks! I now have a new comparison to NYC…this place is a mini version of the upper east side…without any of the conveniences. I think of the Robin Williams line about the Upper East Side in the Fisher Kings. To put it into context, the holy grail was apparently hidden there and he said (and I paraphrase from memory…long ago at that), “Who knew there was anything Divine on the upper east side?” (more…)

The Trade Off

July 20, 2005 By: admin Category: Birds, Casco Viejo, Humidity, La Cresta, NYC No Comments →

It seems that in life, everything is a trade off. I sit here on my terraza in La Cresta and am soothed by the up close view of a hummingbird while listening to a gecko sound off nearby. It’s light enough to see the hummingbird and that means the birds are beginning to chirp. This little guy is primarily green. There is another I’ve seen in the afternoon that is the most brilliant red and green in the light. And the quiet. It is so very quiet. (more…)

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