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The single candle flickers on the table while the mosquito coil wards away and smokes under my feet.  Marimbas, guitars, and friendly Latin tunes provide the backdrop to the cicada chorus singing around our patio.  This is a scene not unfamiliar to me.  It sounds and smells like every night did in Costa Rica when [...]

I love weddings. We went to one last night, in fact.  Every time the couple starts saying their vows, my husband and I clutch our hands together tightly, as if renewing our vows to each other in that little squeeze.  It’s a reminder that love is meant to endure.  That those words that were said [...]

  Gary smalley, a guru from the Smalley Relationship Center, found that close-knit families have an interesting thing in common: CAMPING. Families who camp value shared experiences and spending time together. They are willing to make the necessary sacrifices for the greater good. TRUST ME. I fully understand this concept. It is a lot of [...]

In our family, Boppa (my dad) is known for his generosity — it is one of his hallmark traits — so it is fitting that the money he gave to his grandson for our trip to Costa Rica would be used in the same way. Before coming to Costa Rica, Boppa gave each of our [...]

It’s been 17 years since I’ve been here. I’m amazed how quickly I’m readjusting to the culture. I am remembering what I loved about it, and what I didn’t. That is the beauty of any place – the beautiful and the hard. There is much to love… I’D FORGOTTEN… *just how much family is integrated [...]

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