Roca Verde

Do We Still Need the Post Office?

  The good folks of Green Valley Lake say, “Yes!” As a recent visitor to Green Valley Lake, and soon-to-be temporary resident, I couldn’t agree more. I had gone through a lot of trouble to carefully package some books. These were important packages to me and to the people waiting […]


How to Not Grow a Pineapple 7

  Carla knows plants. The other day I saw her digging in the dirt with a smile on her face. “I’m planting pineapples!” she announced as I passed by with Toby, my Chocolate Lab, on our morning walk. She waggled one of the pineapple tops in the air. “It’s easy. […]

newly plantd pineapple

Clinica de Ropa

Seamstress Costa Rica Style 18

  Living in the quaint town of Atenas, where the entertainment choices are limited, I occasionally crave a visit to the “City”! Going to San Jose isn’t exactly like going to San Francisco from my home in Santa Cruz, California, or going into Manhattan from my home in Canarsie, Brooklyn, […]

FIRE! FIRE! What do You Grab? 11

Ironically, I was going through my closet looking for clothing to donate to the fire victims of Heredia, Costa Rica when I smelled smoke. I walked outside and there were white particles floating in the air. Ashes! Was this something I created in my head while I was thinking of […]

Roca Verde Fire

Traditions We Bring With Us

The American flag shorts you see here will be “Turkey Trotting” down the road in Atenas, Costa Rica on Thursday, November 28, 2013! These shorts get pulled out and dusted off three times a year for over twenty years; the annual Wharf-to-Wharf 10K in Santa Cruz, California, the Firecracker 10K on […]