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My best friend died this year.

By | 2013-10-31T11:11:54+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Family|

Tika MacTavish Huntress, you were my best friend. I loved you through all of my grown up life. For twelve years, you were our companion, our pet, our friend, and our protector. Today, on All Hallow's Eve, I look back on the time we spent together in this life, and I am so happy I [...]

My daily rhythm

By | 2013-08-05T09:45:32+00:00 August 5th, 2013|Excellence|

A daily rhythm can serve as the metronome for the song of your life.I first learned about setting a daily rhythm through Waldorf education. By providing a regular daily series of events, a child can easily transition from one stage to the next.Having three small children in a small house, we created a wonderful daily [...]

A Fortune Without Coin

By | 2013-04-30T09:42:31+00:00 April 30th, 2013|Introspection|

I've got everything in the world - except money. My body is in excellent health, due to a lifetime of Yoga, juggling, and the odd bit of Parkour. My children are strong and curious. They are beautiful creatures, that I have the honor and privilege of shepherding into this world. My wife is a beauty. [...]

We’re Gypsies. We follow the weather.

By | 2013-04-15T10:03:52+00:00 April 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 [...]

Costa Rica was a lie. I’m in Gresham.

By | 2013-04-01T09:10:00+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Introspection|

To everyone I have decieved, I'm sorry. After talking it over with my family, we've decided to stop living a lie. Actually, we have to, because Johanna is taking our kids downtown to panhandle three days a week, and we've started seeing people we know. We did take one vacation to Costa Rica in 2011. [...]

The Envision Festival in Costa Rica

By | 2013-03-04T16:57:52+00:00 March 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 [...]

My Morning Routine

By | 2012-11-14T09:36:24+00:00 November 14th, 2012|Excellence|

I rise at 5 am. My alarm goes off 15 minutes prior, and as I snooze, I lie in bed reciting affirmations to myself, through the open door of my subconscious mind. "I love my life." "I believe something wonderful will happen to me today." "I am so grateful for my life." "I breathe in [...]

A Very Costa Rican Day.

By | 2012-10-26T19:06:20+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Adventure, Family|

Today we received our Cedulas in the mail, the ID cards that designate us as Costa Rican permanent residents. Today the Costa Rican bureaucracy, rightly earning its legendary reputation, spent an hour and a half stonewalling me over the legibility of an unnecessary stamp on a translation of my marriage certificate. Today I spent an [...]

Friday the 13th: My kind of day.

By | 2012-07-13T17:58:32+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Adventure|

This Friday the 13th could only be possible because of how I do what I do, and where I do it. Telecommuting in Costa Rica. My wife asks me, at the end of the day on Thursday, “Hey, our awesome friends who are visiting Costa Rica and staying on our mountain for three weeks, they [...]

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