the labor love

My back is aching. It’s a small price to pay for doing what I love; writing. Yes, writing can become as tedious as manual labor. Especially when putting together a…

jump before you’re ready

I had just cut my neck on barbwire. The weather was warm but a bit windy. Almost a few degrees colder than usual. The water at the spring we’d arrived…

first within, then without

I’ve been searching for a paradise. Searching for a beach, and I didn’t even know it. It was within all along. I knew this. But I kept looking. The outside,…

safe freedom or free safety?

“Two things we live by are freedom and safety. You don’t want to live too freely or you lose some of your safety. And if you live to safely, you…

why i bought costa rica, sight unseen

As I stepped outside of the airport, I felt like a celebrity; onlookers stared, cameras flashed, calls abound, “A taxi for you sir?” “Where are you going? Do you know?”…

rebelling against our past selves

It didn’t all happen the way I expect, but it happened. On this coming Sunday, I am moving, relocating, starting a new chapter in Costa Rica! I’m surprised, but I…