"The made the weather then they stand in the rain and say, shit! It's raining!" ~Ruby Thewes, Cold Mountain
Overnight my job is lost due to a fire...it wasn't long before we struck upon a viable business idea one that is still operating today
A Friday night visit to the video store ends in mortifaction...
Lightning crashes a new mother cries Her placenta falls to the floor The angel opens her eyes The confusion sets in Before the doctor can even close the door ~Live
For a couple of years in a row, we did this thing: we took in a boy from Korea for the month of January and the next year we took in he and his little brother. Charlie and Joshua were something else (can you say, high maintenance?) and I have to say, when we finally said [...]
By the time we reached Boquete, we were done. There had been many legs to this journey from Costa Rica, but at least now we had arrived into the eternal springtime that is Boquete. It was February 2004, our third month of overland travel as we rolled into Boquete in Panama's Green Mountain Highlands, the [...]
My son, Leo's favourite toy of all time was Buzz Lightyear, the action figure who emerged from the 1995 block buster movie Toy Story. He wanted the action figure very badly. We would make special trips to the toy store just to look at them and imagine owning one. The weird thing was that we [...]
Like a baby, stillborn, like a beast with his horn I have torn everyone who reached out for me. But I swear by this song and by all that I have done wrong I will make it all up to thee. Leonard Cohen Bird on a Wire
I was born in the sign of water, and it's there that I feel my best. The albatross and the whales they are my brother....Little River Band
Our stay in the paradise of West Bay, Roatan gets a little scary when our four-year old gets sick….
We regretfully leave our sweet cabana on Roatan for a day of overland travel on ferry, chicken bus and taxi to find a sweet hostel with a peaceful and friendly courtyard in Granada, Nicaragua...
Guatemala was all colour. We were agog at the tapestries hanging two and three deep on each side of the main street as we arrived in Panajachel. We spent one day just walking around and looking at all the beautiful crafts. We bargained for tapestries and later, met a guy heading home to London, Ontario. [...]
With a golden handshake from IBM we embark on a four month backpacking trip in Mexico and Central America...with four-year old Leo...mostly amazing
Seeing the hand-lettered notice SUMMER RENTAL $700 ALL INCLUSIVE...we knew it was meant to be