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Beach 1 — Saturday, January 6, 2007

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Above, the odd segmented lines show the route we drove today Beach We've been remiss. So, we blocked out Saturday morning—when most other things would be closed due to Three Kings Day—to head to the beach. Earlier, I scouted it out on foot, walking the 1.5 miles to the beach to see ...

Arecibo – Friday, January 5, 2007

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Dorado del Mar - Started Writing Friday Evening, January 5, 2007 Today, we went to Arecibo to see the world's largest radio telescope. Before that, however, we decided to stop in Hatillo for lunch. The map below shows the area where we concentrated mostly today. A number of the places we've tried ...

At the library in Bayamón — Thursday, January 4, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Dorado del Mar -- Written mostly Wednesday evening, January 3, 2007  I'm posting this from the Bayamon public library on Thursday afternoon at about 12:40 local time. Apparently, my email box was bouncing email because it was full. I decided to find an access point and clear the logjam. The rest ...

El Yunque — Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma—Wednesday, January 3, 2007 Yesterday, we visited the Caribbean National Forest, known historically and locally as El Yunque, named during the time of the Tainos. The Tainos purportedly believed that their god resided in El Yunque. The Tainos were basically wiped out after the arrival of Columbus, Ponce de ...

Musafa, etc.—Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma—Tuesday, January 2, 2007 Yesterday, because of a70% chance of rain in the rainforest, we decided to postpone going to El Yunque (the Caribbean National Forest) until today. Instead, I outlined a number of places to go to the south and west of Las Piedras. So, at about 11, ...

Happy new year–Monday, January 1, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma—Monday, January 1, 2007, 08:15 am Happy New Year! We still haven't connected to the internet. Maybe I'll lobby for a con-expedition later today. Before I left, my editor said there were some unresolved book figures that he was going to send me beginning around December 28th. They hadn't come ...

Waiting for water to boil—Sunday, December 31, 2006

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma—Sunday, December 31th, 08:15 am I'm waiting for the water to boil for coffee. [Ten minutes later] The thing about a whistling kettle is that you need to remember to put the whistle back on if you want to know when it's ready. I'm now here enjoying my morning ...

Casa de Loma—Saturday, December 30th, 08:47 am

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Yesterday, we slept until 10, and didn't get out until 1 in the afternoon. Before that, Katie & I went exploring the yard a little. In addition to lizards and coquís (tiny tree frogs that seemingly are hard to find—they must be camera shy), there also are flowers in the ...

Casa de Loma (House on the Hill)–Friday, December 29, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma (House on the Hill)—December 29th, 10:47 am This is the front of Casa de Loma This is the back of Casa de Loma I'm sitting here being serenaded by mourning doves. At first, I thought they were owls, but they turned out to be doves. Here's what the vecindario of ...

Will It Blend?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

It's Hot Soup time! http://www.willitblend.com/videos.aspx?type=unsafe&video=barbie

Making stuff up…

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

There's an article in today's Slate that says, among other things, that's it's okay that Kwanza is a "made-up" holiday. Fair enough. But, what I want to know is exactly which holidays aren't made up? Calling Kwanza a made-up holiday is a bit like Santa Claus chastising the Easter Bunny for ...

Phone Pix

Monday, December 25th, 2006

I finally decided to upload the accumulated pictures from my camera to the computer. Here are some of the less boring ones. I'll attempt to explain them as best I can. Taken in Huntley Meadows, South I think this might be Lake Devreaux, but I can't be sure.   The three pictures above are ...