Are You A Boomer or A Hammock Swinging Adventurer?

Kathleen Peddicord of Live and Invest Overseas revisited Nicaragua recently, and had some interesting comparisons between Nicaragua and Panama. I can’t help but draw comparisons between this place and the place I left early yesterday morning, Panama City. Granada, Nicaragua, from where I write, and Panama City, Panama, couldn’t be more different, and I’ve been […]

A Hundred Million Miracles

A Review of the Movie Flower Drum Song “A hundred million miracles are happening every day.” That’s the opening song in the movie, Flower Drum Song, and the theme that sparkles throughout the entire musical. Flower Drum Song is also the story of cultures on collision courses with each other – East vs. West, traditional […]

Assisted Living in Mexico

Tied to concerns about health care, some expats and future expats are also looking into what would happen if they were to retire overseas and then become too ill to take care of themselves. Mexico is working on an answer. As the US population ages, and as more and more Americans decide to retire abroad, […]

Special: One Heaping Portion of Regret

Two days ago, my almost-85-year-old father died. It happened peacefully at home before breakfast on Monday morning. It was not unexpected — on the contrary, he’d been battling MRSA for several years, and undergoing thrice-weekly kidney dialysis for over two years. He’d had a pretty full life: he served in the Army in Germany during […]