Dear Friends, The day is just beginning. The scent of fresh coffee is wafting through the house. The clouds glide slowly across the pale blue sky and a slight breeze cools my arms. The tranquility of the morning is interrupted momentarily by a dog's bark and a loudspeaker car making early morning announcements. Get out … Continue reading Atenas Turns 150!
Dear Friends, Greetings on this early Sunday morning for celebration and rejuvenation! The birds are silent, the sun is rising and the air is still crisp and perfect for a brisk morning walk. Get out there early and enjoy the benefits of being alive with the ability to move your body. If you are watching … Continue reading A Father’s Day Message
Dear Friends, My greeting to you this morning is brimming with deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds me. In the distance, I catch a glimpse of the green mountains that provide the backdrop for the different species of birds that make their way across the sky. We are in the rainy season for sure, … Continue reading The Correct Wall
Dear Friends, As I stepped outside the door this morning, I felt bathed in a sea of bliss. The sun warmed my shoulders and my eyes feasted on the first signs of the rainy season. The grass awakens and adorns our lawn. In the distance, I could hear the faint sounds of a weed whacker, … Continue reading Conserving the attractiveness
Dear Friends, I begin my message by wishing us all a day filled with peace, tranquility and lots of wisdom. It is a beautiful, sunny, already-too-windy morning here in Atenas. It is Easter Sunday, and it is also the day that we Ticos head to the polls to elect our president for the next four … Continue reading Happy Easter and Getting out to vote!
Dear Friends, I woke up to an inspiring Sunday morning. The air is cool; the tiles on the terrace brilliant and warm in the sunshine. It's a good day to make wonderful memories that we can revisit often in solitude. Get out early today just in case another strong rainfall surprises us like it did … Continue reading The transient nature of life
Dear Friends, A beautiful, sunny and breezy morning woke me up today. It came with the sounds of the different bird species that season after season make ornithology so interesting to me. I suggest all of us get out early today to enjoy rest and relaxation before the frenetic pace of the holidays takes over … Continue reading With A View Towards 2018