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Seriously Old School

Imagine large families where everyone works hard, contributes and there are no surly teenagers. Every meal is made from scratch, the milk, cream and butter are fresh and all the vegetables are grown by you or your neighbors. Those vegetables … Continue reading

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Racism in Belize?

In your home town, a black man and  a white man walk into a mechanic’s shop. They both ask what a brake job cost. The  mechanic tells the white guy $150, he tells the black man its $200.  Is that … Continue reading

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An American Ex-Pat in Belize, An Old Dog Learning New Tricks

“What time is it?” “Guess”, the beautiful blonde in my bed replies. The younger blonde stirs, not wanting to get up just yet. “7:25?” “7:50, it’s late”, she says. The three of us have slept in a bit. My wife, … Continue reading

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Visiting Western Belize

Traveling to Belize without coming inland is like getting a soft serve ice cream and not eating the cone. Come on! Eat the cone! I spent a significant portion of my life on, in and around the water and I … Continue reading

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A Couple Of Great Values For Exploring Belize

Even if you are not a stereotypical backpacker you can dress like one and do the whole backpacking thing through Belize on the cheap. Another option is to stay at some backpacking hotspots & then sneak off to more luxurious digs … Continue reading

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Questions Of A Middle Aged Man

This aging thing is really a pain in my ass. Besides the numerous little aches, pains, injuries, loss of vision and hearing I am experiencing it seems my friends and family are getting older as well. Now I have friends … Continue reading

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I Think My Flesh Eating Parasite Is Gone

I post this short note to simply follow up with my previous posts on this subject. After a series of injections is looks as though my bout with Leish Maniasis is done. The sores are dried up & almost gone. I … Continue reading

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Attacking My Flesh Eating Parasite

This is a follow up to the article I posted regarding my ongoing battle with leish maniasis. My 12 week intimate relationship with leish maniasis is hopefully coming to a close. After trying 3 cycles of antibiotics, topical ointments and … Continue reading

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I Think I Have a Flesh Eating Parasite

So, for the last couple months the festering sore on my wrist has at times grown, seemed to shrink, and oozed continuously but it has never healed. Oh yeah, I have two, one on my left wrist and one on … Continue reading

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I Got Wood

Late October, 2010. Hurricane Richard had residents and tourists scrambling for shelters, it blew down a lot of trees, wrecked homes and directly impacted over half the population of Belize. The official damage estimate is almost 25 million US dollars. … Continue reading

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