12 hours of Panic

At first, COVID-19 seemed like the other recent health scares, swine-flu, zika virus, SARS – a bunch of hype that didn’t really affect me. Especially living down in the little surfer village of Bahia, Costa Rica. My little bubble burst rudely the morning of Wednesday, March 12th, when I made my weekly trek down toContinue reading “12 hours of Panic”

Time for a Full-Kerouac Experiment (aka Why editing is important)

Shit, I had it, then I lost it. It was going to all flow out, but now it’s gone.  Breathe What is there?  If it’s not the idea I had for this experiment, what is it? What is there? Sit up straight – I finally have a desk built in my…room. It’s not really aContinue reading “Time for a Full-Kerouac Experiment (aka Why editing is important)”

Chaos in Harmony

Photo Credit: Eric Allen The story picks up from my last post about Envision: Sunset in the Vortex Saturday night, I’m not sure when, exactly. Time is starting to lose meaning after witnessing a miraculous sunset and spending what seemed like an eternity relishing the most delicious mango I’ve ever consumed. I’m at the Lapa stage,Continue reading “Chaos in Harmony”

Digging Deeper

My Experiment: Part 11 You can read part 10 here: Walking the Tightrope Sunset at low tide, I’m wandering among the rocks at the nearby point, and I happen upon an enchanting little cove. Most of the time it’s under water, but when the tide is out, a small sandy beach is revealed, maybe thirty feetContinue reading “Digging Deeper”

Walking the Tightrope

My Experiment: Part 10 You can read Part 9 here: Going with the Flow I want to thank my friend Chris for the title of this post (he was quoting Stevie Ray Vaugh). It’s another metaphor for finding balance, I think I’m going to need lots of those, because this is a recurring theme that keepsContinue reading “Walking the Tightrope”

Sunset in the Vortex

Photo credit: Eric Allen (I pulled this from the Envision website) Saturday night is upon us, day three, the pinnacle of the festival. All the big names play tonight, the crowd is swelling, excitement building in the air. My companion at the time is Julie, a beautiful, athletic woman of Indian descent who’s striking greyContinue reading “Sunset in the Vortex”

Going with the Flow

My Experiment: Part 9 You can read Part 8 here: Fitting Right In Before I delve into the magic that transpired at Envision, I’d like to set the context. A recurring theme in my posts is a tendency to get caught up in the schemes created by my mind. I often find myself evaluating the currentContinue reading “Going with the Flow”

Enjoying the Journey

My Experiment: Part 7 (You can read Part 6 here: Slowing Down) My apartment in Costa Rica is about two miles outside of town, which takes me roughly forty minutes to walk. There’s a bus that runs past three times a day, but the schedule isn’t always convenient and it doesn’t run at night. Consequently,Continue reading “Enjoying the Journey”