Monthly Archives: March 2009

A year of blogging

It’s exactly one year today since I created the blog and uploaded the first post. It’s been an interesting experience and I’ve learned quite a lot I didn’t know about both my family and my school. I just wish I … Continue reading

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From summer to winter in one day

It was time to lend Mum a hand again. I left on a propeller plane that took off over the mangrove swamps south of David on a beautifully sunny and hot afternoon (93F). By the time I return home, the … Continue reading

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Dia del Boyero

A postage stamp showing an ox cart still in use. Ox carts are an important part of Costa Rica’s cultural history. Each year, in March, there is a large parade of ox carts in Escazú, on the outskirts of San … Continue reading

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Quantitative Easing and the Miners’ Strike

This cartoon was copied from “In very simple layman’s terms, the central bank creates new money out of thin air. It then uses this money to buy what is essentially an IOU, usually from the government. This money is … Continue reading

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Boca Chica, Panama

I’m having such a busy year work-wise that I’ve had almost no time to blog. Last week I finished a major project, so I rewarded myself with a relaxing day at the beach. Boca Chica is about one hour’s drive … Continue reading

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