One cannot have all the lives one desires. A choice is always necessary. ~ Saru Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Episode 1: "Kobayashi Maru"
First, some context. Taxi drivers complained and raised a ruckus to prevent Uber from bringing disruption to Panamá. Other than airport taxis, where fares are regulated, there are no set fares and taxis don’t have meters. If you flag a taxi on the street, you should negotiate price up front. And have in mind what… Continue reading How to Haggle with a Panamanian Taxi Driver
Taboga is a small island on the Pacific side of Panamá. It’s a forty-five minute ferry ride from the Amador Causeway, in Panamá City. I hadn’t been to the island since I was a kid growing on the Isthmus. But it came to mind as I planned my first trip in two years to check… Continue reading Dispatches from Taboga
In my first memory of being vaccinated, I wasn’t quite 6 years old. Early 1970s. The nurse, a tall man dressed completely in white except for shiny black shoes, set a stainless steel tray of paraphernalia on a table beside me. He sat on a stool which he rolled up to me and injected one… Continue reading My First Vaccination
“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”~ Dr. Peter A. Levine Beautiful way of explaining how the nervous system works and the difference it can make to have someone be fully present. https://www.facebook.com/517217658/posts/10158917456287659/?d=n