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Return of the howlers

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Sunday, October 21 I’ve been struggling mightily with a section of The Book, and yesterday morning I started to hit stride, making more progress than I had in … Continue reading

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Missing my critters … and Lara’s cooking

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Sunday, October 14 I talked to Lara for a while today, and she sent me a few photos via What’s App that made me a tad homesick. Only … Continue reading

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Returning to Costa Rica

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Friday, October 12 I had to get an early start today. I’m flying from Dubuque to Chicago to Miami to San José, where I plan to stay at … Continue reading

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Good morning …

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Friday, September 28 I’m sitting here writing, not even 8 a.m. yet, when I hear a squawk. Then another. Then a third. A branch crashes down, landing less … Continue reading

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It’s what’s for breakfast

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Saturday, September 22  

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I eat bandwidth. And spotted roosters …

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Thursday, August 23 I walked to the Wednesday farmer’s market yesterday for some fruit, then hiked over to an ATM to ensure I’m flush with colones. I also … Continue reading

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For Rent: One-Level 3-Bed 2-Bath in Near East Side

Rare one-level living on the near East Side! Ideal for families! Walk to the elementary school, library, and uptown. Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

During our 28 years together, Lara and I have assembled an art collection that makes our house feel like a home. Each piece is a time machine, transporting us back to some magical point in our life together, making it … Continue reading

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John Waters has a book he’d like Trump to read

This By the Book interview with John Waters in Sunday’s New York Times was all kinds of awesome, from his citing Ignatius J. Reilly as his favorite fictional hero to his cranky anticipation of the English translation of the next … Continue reading

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New Year’s Rainbow

(with apologies to Thomas Pynchon, Monty Python and the Kenosha Kid) May there be no masturbators in your stacks No Trumps in your tulips No communists in your kitchen, eating your wife’s jam May the pig hero Plechazunga Drive off … Continue reading

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