Old friends Old friends Sat on their park bench Like bookends… When I think of that Paul Simon song written in 1968, the year I graduated college, I didn’t think he was talking about ME! I wasn’t old then and never thought I would be. Now, I’m proud to say I have made it to … Continue reading
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Less is More! Posted on January 26, 2021 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COMLeave a comment As an experiment, I made a small crystal collage. I had to search my sources for small but interesting components since the frame was only eleven by eleven with a two-inch border. I was so delighted with the end result, I emailed a photo of it … Continue reading
How Do Ya Like Them Apples?
What are you thinking? Goodwill Hunting or the doctor? The images we conjure up from even the smallest trigger are amazing. How the brain works is nothing short of wondrous. And we’re learning more every day. I just watched a PBS show on the brain. It showed methods of improving … Continue reading
I’ve Been Framed!
When I moved to Costa Rica several years ago, I adopted the “less is more” philosophy and divested myself of most of my worldly possessions. There is something liberating about not being bogged down by stuff. Even now, living back in California, I have strict rules about stuff. It has to be … Continue reading
I’ve Been Thrown Out of Better Places!
I’ve been traveling to Costa Rica on a regular basis since 1991 when my mom bought a little vacation home in Nosara. The kids were little and we enjoyed our annual trip to the jungle-beach town on the Pacific side of the Nicoya peninsula. The rule of thumb was to get the … Continue reading
Is Glamping Camping?!
One of my readers playfully suggested that the “Lucas and the girls” trip was not actually camping. How could she say such a thing?! I mean, we pitched a tent and everything. Okay, it was a brand new, state-of-the-art tent with luxury airbeds to go inside, but still, we did have to … Continue reading
Mistakes – We ALL Make them!
We are spiritual beings having a human experience. I can’t take credit for that – I heard it from Reverend Deborah L. Johnson of Inner Light Church. Embracing that phrase gave me a whole new perspective on life. To err is human; to forgive, divine. I didn’t say that either; the English poet, Alexander Pope … Continue reading
Toby? You Lucky Dog, You!
I had my finger poised over the SPAM button when I noticed it was NOT an ad for Viagra or cheap cigarettes as is usually the case when I get a new comment on an old blog. It was the “extra-large Chocolate Lab” part that grabbed me. My heart … Continue reading
Fisticuffs Over Christmas Lights
It can drive you to drink. Every year the tradition of putting up the lights stirs up trouble. Some people just leave the lights on their house all year and turn them on after Thanksgiving. I’ve seen them lying dormant in August while driving through suburban neighborhoods (You know who you are, lazy-bones!) I would … Continue reading
Have Bowls – Make Soup
I first saw the pumpkin bowls in Costa Rica. They were displayed in the curio cabinet which is reserved for precious and special pieces, right? I didn’t want to ask about them at the time. I had just met Lynn and Lucas and didn’t want to offend them thinking they must be … Continue reading