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The Eagle Has Landed with Gallery

November 16, 2005 By: admin Category: Art & Culture, Birds, Bitch, Bitch, Casco Viejo, Customs & Culture, Posts with Galleries No Comments →

And no, I’m not talking about Bush’s visit last week. Isn’t that what they call Air Force One? I’m being literal. Honestly, sometimes life in Casco Viejo seems to fall into that category of ‘who could invent this stuff?’ And everytime, something rich unfolds, it just feels like this little part of the universe is something more special than most.

The Little Things

October 18, 2005 By: admin Category: Birds, Casco Viejo, El Chorrillo, Kunas, La Cresta, Spirituality No Comments →

I have written that what I love most about Casco Viejo is an intangible in the same way sparks fly when two people meet. You can’t put that in words that can adequately explain it, but you sure know it when you feel it. (more…)

Dengue Fever - Part 3

September 30, 2005 By: admin Category: Casco Viejo, Dengue Fever No Comments →

WARNING: NOT FOR THE WEAK: Okay, I wasn’t going to post this because it’s so graphic, however, I can’t seem to help but write about everything. Be glad that you people are spared most of what I write! :)

This is what I wrote about how it felt to be ill and I warn you, stop reading now if you’re looking for pleasant. I only found one account online of a guy who wrote about his illness and because KC, a neighbor, had it when he lived up in Bocas, I was glad to have someone to call especially when the rash hit. Is this normal? Did you experience this? It helped me to know I wasn’t experiencing some unique symptom and KC, thank you for being there with info, support and Pedialyte!

Dengue Fever - Part 2

September 29, 2005 By: admin Category: Casco Viejo, Dengue Fever No Comments →

The dengue carrier is a specific type of mosquito. It has a second name I can’t remember, but the first is Aedes, easy to remember as it’s so close to Hades. (sp?…the Biblical word for Hell). (more…)

Dengue Fever - Part 1

September 26, 2005 By: admin Category: Casco Viejo, Dengue Fever No Comments →

> I check in when I can, and must admit that when I do I’m seeking a "Leslie fix". I just relish the wonderfully rich "Leslie reports." Since there have been no new postings for 2 weeks, I thought I’d chime in with the hope I can stimulate one. What’s gnu in the neighborhood? < (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…)

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