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Spam Comment du Jour

Spam Comment de Jour: Life is short, and this article saved valuable time on this Earth. Happy to live up to my raison d'etre.

Treats for Bloggers

The Wordpress Daily Prompt asks: If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out? Easy. A durable pocket-sized notebook, a pencil with an unbreakable point, and a big…

Spam Comment du Jour No. 0001

Today's Spam Comment de Jour which I'm keeping because it's so obviously right on in every which way not only on this blog post from nearly five years ago, but on every one prior to and since:Unparalleled accuracy, unequivocal clarity, and…

Gone Sailin’

13 June - I'm off to Panama this morning on The Independence, an 84-foot sailboat that will be home for the next five days. We're heading to the port at Carti via the San Blas Islands where we're to spend two-and-half or three days,…

No. 50!

I reached a milestone yesterday morning - just before the midway point of a mostly rainy 20-hour bus ride, I checked in to Colombia, #50 (!) on my Countries Visited list. :)

Checking out of Peru

So a funny thing happened this afternoon as I was checking out of Peru and into Ecuador. The moment the Peruvian officer began to scan my passport, his phone, resting on the opposite end of the small counter, began to blink incessantly. It…

Traditional Healing in Bolivia

A half hour after finishing a self-guided tour of stands selling dried llama fetuses at the Witches' Market yesterday here in La Paz, I came across the latest issue of Bolivian Express, whose focus this month is on traditional healing in…

Rios Montt genocide trial, day 18

Via BoingBoing: Xeni Jardin is blogging the Rios Montt genocide trial from inside the Supreme Court in Guatemala City. Here's a great summary of Day 18. Guatemala: Rios Montt genocide trial, day 18. "If I don't control the Army, why am I…