April 5, 2020

 Doggone! What is 'happing' indeed!

Like all of Colombia, Medellin is in lockdown as the government attempts to 'flatten the curve' of new cases of COVID 19.  For the most part people are taking the warning seriously. We're staying in our apartments, not venturing out u...

March 27, 2020

 Health & Diet are Connected

There are ways to optimize our health, and our resistance to illness, even against the Coronavirus. Here are a few suggestions for Whole Food, Plant Based (WFPB) meals that may do just that.

Disclaimer: We’re not experts. But our sources are...

March 21, 2020

 Celebrating Health Care Workers

As in a lot of other places, here in Medellin we're under house arrest, isolated by government dictate. The Coronavirus has shut down almost everything, including public gatherings, routine shopping trips, concerts, sports events and the...

March 18, 2020

 Money Laundering

COVID 19, the infamous Coronavirus, has arrived in Colombia. So we're hunkered down, taking precautions, preparing for the eventuality that, in time, we'll all be exposed, and likely get the virus. This is like 9/11 in slow motion. It's impossible to i...

March 16, 2020

 Nature lives; Take care of it; It is yours

The sign may be weathered & worn, but the message is timely...and timeless. Medellin and all parts of the Aburrá Valley have parks and public spaces that are protected and convenient for the 3.5 million souls who live here. Th...

February 22, 2020

Starting a Whole Foods Plant Based No Oil (WFPBNO) journey can seem daunting. Here are a few tips we've found helpful that can start you out. Remember, it's a process. My wife and I jumped into the new menu right away. That doesn't mean everyone can. If you manage to e...

February 8, 2020

 WFPB Dinner: Sunday 2/2/2020

WFPB(NO) = Whole Food Plant Based(No Oil). We've been eating this way for several months, and for us the difference is remarkable. First a disclaimer. We're not mounting a soapbox. There'll be no preaching, no proselytizing. We're not missi...

January 26, 2020

 The drugs I take today

A different kind of blog, more an update on a previous post than otherwise. This one concerns my heart attack two years ago, and the life changes that have taken place since. Mostly, it's about the drug regimen I was tethered to, the array of dru...

January 10, 2020

El Alumbrado is for kids of every age

This post will be almost solely pictures. The holiday lights draped across the Aburrá valley, nearly 30 million of them this year, (!) along with 32,000 hand made figures, formed the 2019 El Alumbrado, the festival of lights. T...

January 6, 2020

El Niño in the park. Medellin's bright future

Inscription: "Despite the fear of those years, between bombs and bullets, we continue to find ourselves living and dreaming. We keep hope alive for the future."

The Inflexion Park in Medellin was created to change the focus t...

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