July 4, 2020

Friends/Readers, I have moved back to the U.S.  For family reasons, my wife and I left Colombia, and are now living in Iowa City Iowa. With great regret we left Medellin, a city we loved, saying a tearful hasta luego to cherished friends and associates for a new life i...

June 4, 2020

 Medellin Sunset 

It seems like we just arrived in Medellin, and we've left, much too soon. Places that feel like home are always like that, I suppose.  As in the old John Denver song, when we arrived in Medellin four years ago, we felt we were '...coming home...

June 1, 2020

Jose Maria Córdova airport: 5/27/2020

On Wednesday 5/27 we left Medellin airport on Spirit Airlines flight #NK-6344, a humanitarian flight to Ft. Lauderdale. Like a Medellin taxi, ours was the only yellow airplane on the ramp. The only one moving, in fact, on a flight a...

May 4, 2020

 2020 fashion

It finally happened. Last night I dreamt I'd been caught outside, on public transportation no less, utterly, completely, ashamedly naked! In other words, I was outside without my mask.

This is a true story. I woke in a sweat, the last vestiges of...

April 22, 2020


Yours truly, third from the left, with fellow aviators at Camp Eagle Vietnam, 1970. 

This is a different kind of post. In light of the Coronavirus crisis, and recent demonstrations aimed at reopening economies, it occurred to me that today's situation matches mine...

April 17, 2020

Testing for SARS-coV-2


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...

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