Category Archives: costa rica


And have you ever felt for anything such wild love- Do you think there is anywhere, in any language, a word billowing enough for the pleasure that fills you? maryoliver Writing does not come easy to me. If I don’t … Continue reading

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Beauty REALLY IS in the eyes of the beholder

If you would ask me what the biggest advantage of getting older is, I will tell you that for me is finding my own style and not caring about what the Joneses like. Take my garden. At one time in … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Men………and Dogs

I’m no Steinbeck as you all well know after reading my posts. I’m sure I have caused a many English teachers countless sleepless nights after reading my writings. I’m often asked ” do you dream in English or Spanish?” And … Continue reading

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We are what we know

It has been one year since I moved to “paradise”. For a long time before we came to Costa Rica, it was pretty much all my husband and I could talk about. In the States I complained about the traffic, … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Paradise

Oh, the horror I have seen………. There is a young dog , really a big puppy living in the dark, chained to the wall night and day, day in and day out, in solitary confinement, with no human or canine … Continue reading

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He ain’t heavy, he’s my neighbor

As an adult I always wanted to belong to a “community”. I left Cuba for the United States at 13,old enough to remember what it was like to walk everywhere, to know all your neighbors, to sit at the park … Continue reading

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