Real Fear

Real Fear

(Yes, I took that photo. It’s a Spider Monkey at Monteverde Cloud Forest, taken through a telescope.) Fear is such an interesting human condition. Make no mistake, it is a condition we either give in to or fight our way out of. Most interesting to me is how one fear...
Pura Vida

Pura Vida

I’ve been in Costa Rica a week and seen only one full length mirror, in a fitting room in a t-shirt store. There are no mirrors in most of the public restrooms I’ve used, and in my hotels, only a mirror in the bathroom where I can see my face. I go outside each day...
A Costa Rica Conversation

A Costa Rica Conversation

The more locals I meet, the more I get to know about this fascinating country. On a nature walk for sloths and birds, I started realizing how really beautiful Costa Rica is because it has so much nature, and, unlike the States, you don’t see huge structures conveying...
Going Deeper

Going Deeper

(View of the Pacific Ocean from near Drake Bay, Costa Rica.) I forgot how different it is to discover a new country on vacation as opposed to living there. When I first set out on this journey I planned to visit at least three countries. I even gravitated to all the...

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