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[27 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 267 views]
Smelly water and updates

I managed to break our new (used) washing machine. I blame myself partially, but also our shitty rental. The problem is, the “mountain water” that we are using is literally filled with sediment and debris. Large debris sometimes. So the little filter on the washer intake got totally clogged. So then I had this seemingly genius idea to just remove the filter. I figured that would keep the water moving. It worked so well that some debris came right in and managed to clog the intake valve. The washer overflowed, …

costa rica, reflections, travel »

[13 Dec 2009 | 5 Comments | 293 views]

I was chatting with a friend and mentioned moving back to the US and his response was ‘I’m so sorry man – too bad it didn’t work out for you.’ I was a bit surprised because I hadn’t thought about it in terms of regret at all – because we have no regrets about our experience.  Another couple of friends, one of whom I’ve known since high school, got it right – 1) we spent a year in paradise and 2) having made it here, we know we can …

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[12 Dec 2009 | 8 Comments | 455 views]
Changes Coming

Arp recently retweeted a quote on Twitter that we both think describes our current situation.  “Being uncomfortable prompts us to change, to move into our next expression. (via @JaqStone)”
We’ve been a  bit uncomfortable, in little or bigger ways, since we arrived in Costa Rica. And while we still love many parts of this country, we think it just might be time to move on.

costa rica, ecology, environmentalism, featured, mother earth, sustainability, travel »

[29 Oct 2009 | 4 Comments | 1,053 views]
Nurdles & Beach Polution in Costa Rica

Take a look at the picture to the left. Really look at it. Can you tell what it is? No, they aren’t pebbles. Try again. Use your imagination. Here’s a hint: I found them this week along the beach at Punta Uva on the Carribbean Coast of Costa Rica. No, they aren’t any kind of shell or sea creature. Not a beach pebble or sand particle either. Give up? They are nurdles.
Nurdles. Such a cute word. Sounds like a pool toy or a board game, perhaps. But they are nothing …

costa rica, Elimination Communication, environmentalism, featured, mother earth, reflections, sustainability, travel »

[28 Aug 2009 | 8 Comments | 1,084 views]
Diapers Without Dryers

Even though we are currently learning the ins & outs of elimination communication with Baby B, we are still using a significant number of cloth diapers every day. We use them to lay under B when we put her down. We usually hold one under her butt just in case we miss a pee, which we do every so often. We use a diaper to wipe up the mess when B pees on the floor. And at the end of the day, when us parents are exhausted and just need …