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Pigs, Twigs and Garbage Tour?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Carbonera School Recycling

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead Responsible travel.   I have a twinge of guilt when I get on an airplane and think about all the carbon-based fuels that are used  to transport me from Point […]

Silver Linings, Love and Gratitude

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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The connections we make in the course of a life — maybe that’s what heaven is.      –Fred Rogers I think Valentine’s Day is lovely and I’m not one to oppose any celebration of love.  I wouldn’t turn down any chocolate, but this designated holiday has always felt too commercialized and more about the […]

Aracari at Lapa Rios

Sitting behind the pilot of the Cessna, I finally catch a glimpse of the Osa Peninsula.  It is a wild, seemingly untouched piece of southern Costa Rica, where furry green forests kiss the sea.  The landing strip at Puerto Jiminez is short – will we stop before hitting those trees?  Indeed, we land without effort […]

Grandmother’s Hands

Thursday, April 29, 2010
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With the recent passing of my 97-year-old grandmother, I was looking at some images I took on her 95th birthday, in particular the ones I took of her hands. She had been listening intently to my daughter playing the piano, clapping along, and then was wheeled over to the piano herself, where she played songs […]