Desperate Times = Desperate Measures

On a walk to town I regularly pass by this grouping of low-income apartments and the other day someone there was trying to sell what I think is today called “Junk Art” or his creations from pieces of scrap metal. Interesting but not especially good art in my opinion, except that the motorcycles are the most realistic. He was asking 25 mil colones (a little less than $50 U.S.) each and with so many without work now, he will have trouble finding eccentric rich people to pay that much for any of these creations. I wish him good luck!

Yes, desperate times call for desperate actions and this is just one example here in semi-rural Costa Rica where some small shops and restaurants have closed permanently. And we hear that it is worse in the big cities (San Jose, Alajuela, etc.) which most of us here try to avoid. Coronavirus is marking the year 2020 for an infamous history! But I’m still glad I’m here and not in the states where it is worse, at least for the number of cases and deaths. You guys up there should put your Republican governors, senators and president in jail for murder considering the way they’ve handled this pandemic! Sad oligarchy.

Motorcycles and people?
A truck and a person? Or just modern art?


“That if desperate times call for desperate measures, then I’m free to act as desperately as I wish.”
― Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire


¡Pura Vida!

In spite of hard times, we still have nature!



8 Replies to “Desperate Times = Desperate Measures”

  1. I think those are ingenious! I would want to buy one especially to help someone out.
    PS. Thank you for all your fantastic articles about Costa Rica.

    1. Thanks Jody! Not sure “which Jody” this is (I know more than one), but if you live in or near Atenas it is on Avenida 8 just up the hill from Boquerón & Roca Verde.

  2. For the time it takes to make something like that, never mind the imagination, it’s not a bad deal. Especially, as Jody says, to help someone out in these tough times. I’d do it…and know a gearhead who would like it as a gift!

  3. Wishing we were there instead of in thIs country that has gone crazy. Yes, the president and his enablers are criminals in every sense of the word.

    1. Hang on! The border will open to Americans eventually because Costa Rica needs American money with more tourists here! I’ve heard that some tour companies and hotels are lobbying the Ministry of Health to let Americans in! 🙂 And I came here to get away from them! 🙂

      Now is a good time to start your long-range plans and schedule Christopher Howard’s Live in Costa Rica Tour with ARCR Seminar on preparing to move here. I suspect his tours will fill up quickly now or when the border re-opens. Every day when I read the newspaper I’m thankful I live here!

  4. I appreciate having the address & will try to find it. I don’t know Atenas well but can ask as I go along – usually works!

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