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 [...]

Repatriating for Health Care

By |2016-12-26T14:57:43+13:00May 5th, 2011|Costa Rica, Family, Introspection|

Like many Americans, I have gone bankrupt because of our for-profit health insurance system. Unlike most Americans, I am leaving the system altogether, and coming to Costa Rica. International moves are expensive, but the cost of repatriation dwarfs the risk of becoming financially crippled for simply getting sick. My daughter has a pre-existing condition. She is four years old. There is a cyst on [...]

Parkour Injury – Out for the Season

By |2011-04-22T12:37:38+12:00April 22nd, 2011|Adventure|

Parkour athletes care about their own safety much more than any bystanders could. And it's not because we fear pain, or because we are excessively scrupulous in observing the proper way of doing things. We are overly concerned with our own safety because one minor injury can take Parkour away from us for three months. [...]

Ankle: Broken or Sprained? Uninsured, either way.

By |2011-03-29T15:09:13+13:00March 29th, 2011|Introspection|

Accidents happen. And in America, they bankrupt you. I had an accident on Sunday. Totally predictable, run of the mill accident. Running at top speed, in a padded gymnastics facility, I pulled off a long kong (diving jump with my feet behind me) over a 5-foot tall vault. The landing was not glamorous; I turned [...]

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