Skinny-Dipping into Christmas

christmas eve is always partytime for me the xmas eve warm-up Merry Xmas! It’s way past my bedtime on Christmas Eve, and I’m swimming in a warm tropical lagoon, naked. How did this happen? Me skinny dipping off a rocky Grand Cayman beach that is.I can just remember how this…

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The Beauty of a Night Dive

the sunset is just the start to a night dive and so the day ends turning on the red light her purple majesty As the sun slowly set, I started to don all the equipment I would need to enter a space I’ve only know in daylight: the deep blue…

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Have You Ever Fed a Stingray?

stingrays love handfed squid meet stingray steve and his many friends Actually, a better question would be: have you ever even seen a live stingray? Well yesterday, I had an up-close and personal view of a stingray mouth as a swarm of them schooled around a group of us, hungrily…

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The TSA Loves Santa Claus Piñatas!

What I do for a $2.50 treat I did think of a flag… but he’s so cute! If you’ve flown recently, then you’ve seen the new Transportation Safety Administration security guards at airport security checks and you may have wondered how they’re adjusting to their new role. Over the last…

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Congratulations Norman & Karina

And even the Pope blessed the marriage a happy day for all… especially the ladies… …and my folks Today I am celebrating my cousin’s wedding in Chihuahua Mexico. Norman and Karina Arras were married in a wonderful Catholic ceremony, complete with a benediction by the Pope, and I had no…

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The Tex/Mex Suburban Connection

The Gringo Cousin Adventures pretty in the afternoon lets see.. Yvette, Ren, Alma, Joselyn the newest Arras This morning, I woke up early in my cousin’s home and went for a run through his suburban El Paso, Texas neighborhood, where new homes are sprouting from the raw desert scrub, like…

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Stetson’s Vietnam

My friends are cooler than yours! the duck lady always delivers the real ducks waddle plastic bottles anyone? Stetson as cute as ever the Hanoi Hiltons Uncle Lenin a real hotel with a viewnow that’s beauty and this too!My friend & fellow Peace Corps Russia Volunteer, Stetson went to Vietnam…

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The Happiest Laid-off Man in America

Time to live my dreams, yet again post-tramitic stress I must think… my new office Yes, you read that right, I’ve been laid off by my Internet company, and I couldn’t be happier. Before you start wondering about my sanity, especially in this job market, let me explain:While I enjoyed…

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Eleven Steps to Self-help Speaking Success

Step right up and dream your dream We are inspiring! my inspiration Mexico’s inspiration National Post, October 22, 2002 Eleven Steps to Self-help Speaking Success By Neil HrabMy head hurts today. I think it has something to do with the series of self-help seminars I attended last week. The speakers…

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Taking Orders at Trios

nutting like slinging hash for Maurad Maurad running the show Heather slinging hash Assan in control Its dinnertime and I am hungry, but too bad, I can’t eat till 10pm, and then I’m restricted to one menu. Now I’m not on some crazy diet, I’m at work, as a waiter…

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