Taking the Long Road

Puerto Vallarta

First Visit Impressions

To say I've been negligent in my writing would be an understatement, but with just getting home from our 10-day trip to Puerto Vallarta (PV), Mexico, and because it is relatively cold out and I don't want to go outdoors, I thought I'd fire a line or two about the experience. I would go all the way back to our third visit to the . . .

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December 30, 2017

We Are What We Pretend to Be

Silvrback blog imageAnyone who has read my blog for any length of time knows that I like a good phrase. One that might be from a movie or a quote from someone. A good line to me is one that provokes me to stop and read it again, and then again, and then to save it somewhere to consider it again.

I came across one a couple of years back when I was viewing a . . .

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Posted in: integrity

April 17, 2017

Life Messages

Write Them, Lest They Forget

ISilvrback blog image’m running some ads on Facebook for my blogging platform Silvrback, one of which reads as follows:

“In living, our stories are made. In writing, our stories are remembered. Write them, lest they forget.” I like that.

I’ve been thinking about, and intending to write about, legacies for some time now. In part, . . .

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March 17, 2017

Dominican Republic III

Santo Domingo and Boca Chica

Well, the time has come to wrap up our review of the last leg of our trip. It has been a brief but good introduction to the Dominican Republic, an up and coming expat destination. We've dropped in on the Puerto Plata and Samana (Las Terrenas) areas of the north coast (Atlantic Ocean) and have returned to the south coast (Caribbean Sea) to end . . .

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January 12, 2017

Dominican Republic II

Las Terrenas in Samana

We spent close to $200 for a taxi from Sosua to Las Terrenas, a nearly 3-hour trip along the northern coast. Las Terrenas is on the Samana Peninsula. First impressions were not very positive. This may have been due to all the positive press we’ve read over the past 2-3 years on the up and coming status of the area for expats . . .

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January 03, 2017

Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete

While our itinerary is more or less set for this three-week adventure, I wanted to give you a glimpse of my impressions of the Dominican Republic visit. Since we’re in the first half of the trip, we’ll look at part of the north coast today. Specifically, I’ll focus mostly on Sosua, a town of around 50,000 people. It is down . . .

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December 31, 2016

End of Summer

Silvrback blog imageI seem to be one of those types who is always burning the candle at both ends. I have a job that has its own demands, plus additional jobs to fill in any spaces left in the life.

 To make matters worse, I’m easily distracted which makes me painfully inefficient. That’s a conversation for another day – don’t . . .

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December 03, 2016


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