On the Healthcare Conundrum

A Catch-22 indeed. One side states that everyone deserves healthcare provided by the government: Socialism. The other side uses unlimited funding through investment to create life saving technology and cures: Capitalism. Now before any of you get all hot and bothered and too angry to read on, take a deep breath, shut up and open […]

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On Colombia

Why would you go there? You’re crazy!  Isn’t it dangerous? You’ll be killed! These were the common responses I received when I informed the friendly folks who seem to care about me that I would be remaining in Colombia for an extended stay. I have been here for several months now and I would like […]

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Misadventure part XXII

Starting the hike with absolutely no idea about any real details except hearsay, I set off to climb Volcan Galeras, our local 14,000+ foot volcano with a few friends. Start early, be back for a late lunch and nap. No problem. Wrong.  12 hours.  12 hours of hiking. As if that weren’t bad enough, I […]

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