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Jaguar and the Rat Resolution

It’s been three weeks since I have had to face a night of scurrying, couch foam-stealing, rice bag-nibbling, droppings-leaving rats in my house. And I’m still jumpy. It got to the point that any flicker of movement, any sound I heard, I would flip on the light, throw back the sheets, and shoot upright in […]

Tonki and the Rats (PG-13)

We got a cat last night. His name is Tonki. Tonki ran away this morning. A little while ago our dog Woody started barking like mad. I thought to myself, “Hmph. I bet Woody treed Tonki.” Tonki is something of a special purchase. See, it’s not so much that we wanted a cat. It’s that […]

Costa Rica: Expedición de Canoas

“¡Me cago en el ICE (eee-say)! ¡Me cago en todas las represas! ¡Me cago en el ICE! / I shit on ICE (the power company)! I shit on all the dams! I shit on ICE!” sang Otto, sopping wet, trudging through knee-deep water. Moments earlier, not 50 meters into our seven hour canoe trip, Otto […]