Category Archives: travel

I Want To Go Back To College

Really, I do.  It’s not that I miss being in my late teens and early 20s.  I don’t want to go back to that part of my life at all.  But I would love to be a college student again.  … Continue reading

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A More Perfect Union

I’ll get back to Flash Fiction Tips soon — over the weekend or early next week.  But I’ve also posted about history on this site; with Thieftaker, my first historical fantasy, coming out later this year, it seems appropriate that … Continue reading

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An Apology for a Lame Post

Yeah, I should probably do another writing tips post today.  And I certainly will do my best to post some later in the week.  But today is my birthday and I’m on the road visiting with friends, and I am … Continue reading

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A View of Costa Rica, part III

Monteverde and the Costa Rican Cloud Forest: Two hours and fifteen minutes out from San Jose by car, as the road turns from asphalt to dirt and rock, and begins its at times harrowing ascent into the highlands, a question … Continue reading

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A View of Costa Rica, part II

People and the Culture: Before I continue my descriptions of our time in Costa Rica, I have a few confessions to make. I’ll start with a big one: I don’t speak Spanish. When I was in middle school I was … Continue reading

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A View of Costa Rica, Part I

We spent Thanksgiving week in Costa Rica, visiting my older daughter who is an exchange student at a high school in Monteverde — the Cloud Forest School, it’s called. Today, and in days to follow, I will share my impressions … Continue reading

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