Category Archives: Health and Medical

Reflections Four Years In

It almost seems hard to believe that we’ve been back in the U.S. for four years now. (Four years and four days, if anyone’s actually counting.) In some ways our Costa Rica time seems distant, like a dream you sort-of … Continue reading

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Summer in Full Swing

Yep, it’s definitely summer and it’s been a fine one.  Had some hot days (Salt Lake City officially hit 100 the other day although it was a touch cooler here) but we still marvel at the difference the low humidity … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

These past few weeks have brought us a pretty large dose of both.  Beginnings are cheerful, let’s start there. David had his aortic valve in his heart replaced yesterday, in a remarkable process where they literally thread the new valve, … Continue reading

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Costa Rican Weather

Yep.  That’s what we’ve got at the moment in Utah.  Around 65 when we get up in the morning, around 85 mid-afternoon.  Clear blue skies all day, gentle breeze.  Of course, that all makes sense given that Costa Rica’s central … Continue reading

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Winter came, winter went

I know… more than three months without a post — what’s up with that?!?    Sorry, I continue to “experience” much of our lives with the thought, “that would make an interesting blog post” but somehow a significant gap has … Continue reading

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Contrast brings appreciation

Okay, yes, I’m aware it’s been over 2 months since my last post, and I’m sorry about that.  Interestingly, once you start “blogging” you start seeing your world through the eyes of “that would make an interesting blog post.” And … Continue reading

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Settling in nicely

Okay, I promise there will be more interesting and exotic posts to come, but for now rather than post nothing, let me just say we’re continuing to settle in well here.    Other than our brief snow last weekend, the … Continue reading

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Sunday Snow and the New York Times

Utah has been kind to us, easing us back into life with four seasons after 5+ years spent in the mild weather of the tropics.  For our first week here we’ve had comfortable temperatures, many sunny days, and no snow, … Continue reading

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11 from 2011

Oh, I know, “numbered lists” are very popular. And somehow the change from one year to the next seems to bring out the need even more strongly to make lists. So, here I am.  Especially with such big changes on … Continue reading

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Errand day

Yep, now that David is no longer at death’s door, and we have our car back at least for small trips, it was time to deal with a few errands.  Sounds simple enough right? Let’s backtrack just a hair to … Continue reading

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