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IS IT SAFE?

Many have reacted with concern for our safety upon hearing that we are moving to Nicaragua. We take this reaction with a grain of salt given the prevalence of fearfulness in America today. Nevertheless, we decided to have a look at the facts. Measured in rates per 100,000 people, we looked to the World Health […]

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HAOLE ALOHA

It is Sunday. I go for a long walk. Sunday is a good day to walk because the traffic isn’t as bad. It is a bright, blustery, wet, winter’s day on Maui. I head off down Makawao Avenue, holding onto the bill of my ballcap to keep it from blowing off. For the first half […]

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RATS

The awesome power of a bored brain In 11 days, Bob and I leave Maui with no plans to return. A couple of days ago, I came across a road kill rat during one of my walks. It surprised me, not because I have never seen road kill, or dead rats, or even road kill […]

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Creative Visualization Works!

Camille and I created “storyboards” back in 1997. This was an exercise encouraged by friends of ours who are career and life enhancement coaches. We collected pictures and words that were meaningful to us for a couple of months and then assembled them onto poster boards. We did this individually, and didn’t share the results […]

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Nicaragua Our Life

STEPPING INTO A NEW LIFE

When I close my eyes at night, I am walking up this path, north across the island. There are no sirens, no dodging of cars, no blinding lights. Only the singing of insects and the feel of the earth beneath my feet.