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Selfie at Trogon Lodge in 2014

In short, after 11 years of retirement in Nashville I realized I couldn’t afford to travel for nature photography and live in retirement there, thus deciding to just go live in my favorite place to travel, Costa Rica! I also wanted to get away from right-wing Republicans who are partly responsible for America being mostly for rich white supremist men and crazy right-wingers. Plus Southern Baptists and all the other “Evangelicals” no longer represent my faith and following of Jesus and their politics makes it an embarrassment to have spent my whole adult life working for them. Costa Rica is a relief from all of that and more! I love it here!

The website was started in 2000 while serving missionaries in The Gambia, West Africa for 3 years with reports from that experience still here. See: Gambia Missionary page.

The blog is all about being “Retired in Costa Rica” that I started in June 2014 before moving here in December 2014. Costa Rica is the perfect place for me! I can’t imagine living anywhere else now with my love of the outdoors as best expressed in my Hiking & Camping or the Costa Rica Trips Links on Menu below. Enjoy my stories and photos! And then go live your own dream!  You only live once!   🙂

Explore, Dream, Discover

-Mark Twain


* Star/asterisk means this page is found under another main menu tab above & linked here because it relates to this subject, just not physically under this tab or sub-page here.

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Me under a BANTABA, the “Story-telling Place” at Kuntaur Fulakunda, The Gambia. Today this website is my Bantaba or “Story-telling Place.”

“Stories are a communal currency of humanity.”

–Tahir Shah, in Arabian Nights

This website contains the stories and photos of my humanity.

¡Pura Vida!


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