Living in the “after”

I am living in the days after my best-friend /companion /confidant/ lover/ soulmate/ husband left his wrecked body behind, and moved into the the afterlife, joining his father and others he loved who had gone on before him. Its an unbelievable, unreal place to be--living without his shining eyes, his smile, even his pain and suffering, which … Continue reading Living in the “after”

Gratitude and Appreciation

Folks, I've traveled a fair amount in my life. At age 12, I went to Canada with my band class and stayed with a host family for several days--my first trip out of the country. You wouldn't think the language would be a barrier, but I swear to god, the host-girl and I struggled over … Continue reading Gratitude and Appreciation


No glib, superficial entry today. Sorry folks, this one is a little heavy. A couple of nights ago, we were driving up the mountain from town. It was dark, raining lightly, and a thin fog hung on the banana plants and spiked fences of our neighbors. The headlights flashed across something in the road. "What the … Continue reading Surreal

Diary Dilemmas: Dairy

I knew our family would be making some major adjustments with this move to Costa Rica.We'd be dealing with improving our understanding and speaking of the language; we'd be driving where rules of the road don't really apply; we'd be trying to find stores, doctors, parks, etc. in a country with a complete lack of street addresses; we'd be … Continue reading Diary Dilemmas: Dairy