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The season for sun worshiping on Ambergris Caye is near and a professional statue offers some tips

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Professional human statues strike various poses while preparing for international competition. I kid, but there is such a thing. This photo taken this morning in front of Sandy Toes on Boca del Rio.

You know how you can be in a certain situation and all of a sudden, boom, a solution appears right at your fingertips? And sometimes, you are in a situation — and not even aware of it until the solution appears?

I’m talking, of course, about the recent New York Times Magazine “Tip” article, “How to Stand Still.”

The article interview John Eicke, a German whose resume lists his major skill as “living statue.”

I’m sure the NYT had no idea how relevant such an article would be to a guy who lives on a tropical island off the coast of Belize, especially now that the rainy season is almost over.

I too have been mistaken for a statue. Read the rest of this entry »

Amid the palms and cool sea breezes, a rare ‘cri de coeur’ is spotted

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A man in his element -- on the deck with a cup of coffee and a fresh copy of The Sunday New York Times. Life is good.
A man in his element — on the deck with a cup of coffee and a fresh copy of The Sunday New York Times. Life is good.

I was sitting on the deck this morning, cup of coffee in hand, bright sun on my face, a steady breeze rustling the palm trees and the waves lapping against the dock when I encountered a cri de coeur.

I hadn’t encountered one of those, face to face, in years.

Although, with election season in high dudgeon back in the States, cri de coeurs are flying back and forth like bullets on a battlefield.

No, I wasn’t bird watching. Read the rest of this entry »

A promise to write less stuff, more often

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This is the inside of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Christmas Day, 2013. I'm adding it to this post because I find it inspirational. And kind of cool. I was inspired that it came out so well with an iPhone camera. So the lesson is that with the right small smart hand-held devices you can do cool stuff.
This is the inside of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Christmas Day, 2013. I’m adding it to this post because I find it inspirational. And kind of cool. I was inspired that it came out so well with an iPhone camera. So the lesson is that with the right hand-held devices you, too, can do cool stuff.

Today is a special day for all bloggers.

It is January 30, that day when all bloggers look at their recent output and go “Oh. Crap.” They then fall prostrate before the statue of Saint Expeditus (true saint but of questionable origins) and vow to publish more stuff more often. (A really good blogger would wait until January 2nd or 3rd to make such a vow — but those with pure intentions start early and crash and burn by the 2nd.) Read the rest of this entry »