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Thank You, America: Kings of Convenience

By |2016-12-26T13:57:39+13:00November 25th, 2013|Adventure|

I have been back in America for only a week, and I must confess: I love it. Everywhere I go, everything is laid out to make it easy to do what I want to do, or to have what I want to have. After living for three years in the secluded jungles of Costa Rica, [...]

Sugar is good for your BRAIN!

By |2016-12-26T14:03:04+13:00July 22nd, 2013|Adventure|

One of the peculiar novelties about Costa Rica is the cultural belief that sugar has lots of health benefits. This could be due to copious planting and harvesting of sugar cane within the country, or it could be because there are not very many country-wide communications except for advertising. Unlike the United States, you can [...]

End of the World Domination Summit – Day 3 #WDS2013

By |2019-02-22T15:28:09+13:00July 7th, 2013|Adventure|

An Exceptional Experience. (You can read about Day One and Day Two of my time at the World Domination Summit if you need to catch up.) The volunteers, in particular, really rocked it. In addition to high-fiving everyone as they entered the Schnitzer concert hall, and maintaining the atmosphere of fun and frolic, they were masterful [...]

Thank you, Mercury Retrograde – Day 2 #WDS2013

By |2016-12-26T14:09:15+13:00July 6th, 2013|Adventure|

I now accept the unexpected during Mercury Retrograde, which has given me the ability to ride its currents into magical new places. I'll give you an example. (It's a long story, so stick with me.) I missed my MAX stop at the end of a long day at the World Domination Summit, and a series [...]

Perfect day in Portland – Day 1 #WDS2013

By |2016-12-26T14:05:46+13:00July 5th, 2013|Adventure|

This was easily one of the best days of my life. The day started with a 45 minute bike ride into downtown Portland, along the Willamette bluff, watching the city rise and wake. I found a place to meditate, and then I rode through the ever-expanding Pearl District, going to revisit old familiar landmarks, and [...]

Top 10 Things I Love About Portland

By |2013-07-02T17:24:48+12:00July 2nd, 2013|Adventure|

I'm on a layover in Houston. This really is the armpit of America. (Or is that Cleveland? I've got a layover there, next week.) Now that I've dipped my toe back into American culture - this is my first time back in the United States for two years - I'm yearning to get back to [...]

We’re Gypsies. We follow the weather.

By |2013-04-15T10:03:52+12:00April 15th, 2013|Adventure|

It's been nearly two years since we've started living in Costa Rica. Phase 1: Complete! Phase 2 is to live in Portland half the year (the good half) and come back to Costa Rica for another half of the year (the other good half). Portland has a long, wet winter. This may be why the residents of [...]

The Envision Festival in Costa Rica

By |2013-03-04T16:57:52+13:00March 4th, 2013|Adventure|

I've got a special place in my heart for gypsies, Burners, and new age hippies. They love like no one else can. They dance from the spasms of the spirit. They are the artists that can push the boundaries of what the human culture creates. And they came to my country, 45 minutes from my [...]

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