Nov 3, 2011

Winter is coming, again.

We will leave again for Bello Oriente, Costa Rica on November 15. It has been another fun summer with our family. William Thomas Hoisington XIII (our 13th grandchild) is not a baby anymore.
The motorcycle will soon be mine. I built a "for sale" sign for the house that should stand for 3-5 years while people realize its value. Caught a few bluegills and ate them.
Most importantly, the book "Mas Alla del Compost" made it to Amazon, and we visited Mark and Melissa Sisson in Cadillac(MI) who own Michigan Biochar. Biochar has become a new passion.
It seems like we live two years for every one year that passes. It will be a pleasure to leave the USA with its extravagance and return to the simplicity of rural Costa Rica, but we are spoiled enough to enjoy returning to the conveniences of complexity in May.

May 17, 2011

We're back in the USA

Under construction, but while I try to find the photos taken in 2010-2011 here is a slideshow of the waterfall, and the construction of the house in the cloud forest beginning in 2006-07. Scroll down and watch both at the same time:

Jan 11, 2011

International GeoGrandpa

I have been publishing a weekly photojournal from Costa Rica, which included some abrasive political views and a wandering style, and have made a decision to reform myself. Starting now, the journal will attempt to have fewer words, more pictures, and hopefully three of my grand-daughters will help to make it interesting to people who read at the 8th grade level, more or less. I have the encouragement of some of my adult kids.

This is going to be difficult for me, but it will force me to become a better person.

I have been accused of promoting Costa Rica as a paradise, but I would encourage you to consider a retirement destination in one of the 14 countries that have absolutely no standing military, as we have, at least for a winter haven. The link on the side will give you some possible places where violence is not the first resort for resolving conflicts. If you are one of the 10,000 per day retiring baby boomers consider these Western Hemisphere places:
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
the Grenadines
and perhaps; Haiti
or, even:
Belize or Honduras
Nobody spends more money on military solutions and violence than the USA!