Summer?

Great balls of Fire! Writing my blog is difficult lately. I am not able to bring a beautiful sunrise to my beginning of summer blog, because I have used my allotment of twenty GB for my internet use. Some of the setbacks of living on the mountainside of San Luis, Costa Rica. It is a rainy beginning of Verano( Summer). Fifty mile an hour winds rattle our heavy sliding glass doors.

A constant battle with leaf eating ants keep us on our toes in order to keep our new garden growing. I have never excelled in gardening, but I am having great fun learning how to grow plants. I have planted around five hundred plants on our property. It is inexpensive, a task that would cost a fortune in the USA. Luckily I have a contractor who is generous with clippings. I have a produce man who is eager to help us plant. He has spent a tremendous amount of energy teaching me the finca (farming) ropes. I am very grateful he has taken an interest in my property.

I was told to wait until March to plant vegetables and not plant in September and October because of the tremendous amounts of rain. Today we have twenty mile an hour wind and rain. As long as I can see Lake Arenal from my Recliner, I do not mind the heavy rain. By one in the afternoon the sky will clear and a weeding I will go. It took me two days to recover from three hours of hoeing. Boy, did I get sore in my hamstrings, but the garden looks great!

I keep my book writing alive and I am working on a second short story book. I hope you look at my bookstore and give my writing a chance. Two Novels, The Man With a Limp and The Chameleon Returns are ready for purchase. $2.99 for an EBook. Check the bookstores out today! Love you readers! Thank you 🙏.

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Lucky sits sipping his frozen margarita, “We were fortunate today, most of our work was guess work. The clear liquid had a faint smell of orange. What if the cylinder slipped out of the Lieutenants hands? What if the rubber grommets did not seal in the sarin? What if the poison leaked out or someone caused an accidental ignition?” Says Lucky. “We can say what ifs all you want, but you made the right decisions. If you are worried about the next time; hire a chemist to teach us about dangerous chemical gases. I had a friend who worked in a chain restaurant, and he was cleaning a drain and poured bleached down the drain. He did not know someone put a bottle of Drano down the drain and it caused a gas that burnt his lungs and throat. It took months for him to heal,” says Jack. “Good idea Jack, Joshua, investigate online and find an online course on chemical gases. I bet the Government has one.I will call Curt to see if he knows” says Lucky.

End of the Year

Hi folks! Out with the old and in with the new, I am always looking for left overs. I am a roadkill specialist,a turkey buzzard whom roams the skies of Costa Rica looking for new food to eat. What do you have planned for the coming year? Do you set goals for the new year or do you go day by day like me, and hope for the best?

Sometimes I go for days without eating until you run over a varmit and it is dinner time. I have to compete for my dinner and fight off my fellow buzzards.

In a competitive world it pays to plan; even in retirement I work everyday. I always thought when you retire you sit back and eat tacos and sip on margaritas all day, but that gets boring and fattening.

I found a way to keep very busy and healthy; I moved to Costa Rica and began a great adnevture in writing and farming. At sixty years of age I retired on a pension and began to write. I bought a piece of property overlooking Lake Arenal and began to build. A year later I have a small house we call a cabina. I could not be happier. I am challenged everyday to plant, write, and live a new life.

My goals are not specific or detailed. I am planning my farm, writing everyday. I wish to publish a book every year and begin to travel again. My new novel Charlie will be sent to the publisher by February. It is a matter of dispersing my pension between the house, farm and writing. My girl Corina and I live on as little money as possible, but this year we will save to take a vacation together ( it has been three years since we traveled).

Young people need to plan for the future; invest properly, hide money so you do not spend it all. I wish I did a better job of preparing for retirement. Lucky for me I married a smart woman and we worked for the future. My life is relaxed, away from turmoil and strife. Charlie is my fourteenth book and I have two more novels to correct. Keeping me busy for a long retirement of healthy living and fun. I hope you have a great life and a prosperous new year. Pura Vida!

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Excerpt from The Man With A Limp;

You could not ask for a more beautiful day. Lucky and Max meet me at the restaurant at four in the morning. The restaurant is closed, and I make some coffee and a couple of Joe’s Specials. The command post is ready. Hopefully, people will believe I rented the spot to tourist for the event this morning. Lucky’s bosses are in the control center resting; believing they are ready for all contingency. Lucky tells me to monitor my cameras and let my people run the business. A good Idea I tell Lucky. It is five thirty in the morning, and the sun starts to rise over the eastern mountains. Beautiful orange glow in the sky, reflecting on the curling waves rolling orange into the sand. People are out early grabbing space on the sand for the coming event. Homeland is expecting fifty-thousand tourist and spectators to crash down on the beaches and streets of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz police are in charge of crowd control and traffic. It will be an exciting day. Six am people start to roll into the restaurant. I put a time limit on the tables because of the event.

Mornings in San Luis, Costa Rica

During the month of November the rains continued every early morning and the end result is a rainbow . If it is a double rainbow does it mean double the luck? Is there a Double pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? What do you think? Maybe make a wish like a falling star or first star you see tonight?

Rainbows everyday


This is my everyday view; I have more and more sun as the rainy season is coming to and end (rain will continue but more sunny days ahead). The greenery seems to perk me up and get my writing mojo going. I am a lucky man, I live on a peaceful and quiet mountain side in view of a beautiful lake and three volcanoes. A large town is ten minutes away and our small towns of San Luis and Tronador are five minutes away. I have all the necessities of life I need. My girl friend, Corina, received her Christmas Present early, an air conditioner. We watch Netflix and no TV, I watch no news or sitcoms. I have no need to listen to murders and mayhem.

I write everyday and I am correcting my latest novel, Charlie. The continuation of the McLaughlin Family saga. Merry Christmas my friends and I hope a happy ending of the year. I hope you continue to have a great new year, prosperous and healthy. I have several friends who became seriously ill. I hope they have a speedy recovery to enjoy the holiday season and life.

I am working on a second short story book and find myself stuck on chapter seven. Five pages into the chapter I realize I wrote a similar story in my first short story book. I need to start over with a new story. Any ideas? Pass them along, until next time Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🎆 

Excerpt from Charlie;

Chapter four

The Killer Nun

Lucky and Carla arrive home after three relaxing months. They bought a cheap piece of property with a view of the Pacific Ocean on the Nicoya Peninsula. It is noted for the octogenarian population who live on fish, rice, and beans. They loved the visit, although it was quite hot and humid.  He congratulates Charlie on the two jobs she took on and wants to hear about them. The second task was more exciting as Charlie explains in detail that experience with a killer nun.

“ Twenty days ago Father John from St Thomas Catholic School called and said a woman was disguising herself and killing young men in his parish. None of the men were older than twenty-five and were to be married. A woman is murdering the men with an eight-inch hunting knife. A nun would counsel them on marriage and have sex with them, killing them after sex. The murders took place in a local hotel room, and the maids are finding the dead men when they enter the rooms to clean. One maid saw a nun leaving the room as she was doing her chores. Can you believe that Dad, a nun killing young men?” Says Charlie.

“Yes, I had a case of a priest who was killing young teenagers who had sex with him. Anything is possible in a sick world, Charlie.” 

Lucky is enjoying Charlie’s story.

“ The FBI and local police were going nowhere with the case, so Abe called us in. Something about the Catholic Church putting pressure on them to solve the crime. So I went undercover as a wedding planner, low and behold a nun shows up for a wedding seminar of forty clients. Couples wanting a beautiful wedding. The nun walks right up to me, Dad and hugs me for the great service we provide. Before she leaves I put a microdot GPS locator on her dress which Claire invented.”

“Another Claire invention!” Exclaims Lucky smiling as Claire walks into the room with Jazz and Carla. 

“Jazz volunteered to be my assistant as the wedding planner. Jazz figured out who the next victim was going to be; Jacob Stein who was marrying Judith Grimes. Jacob took hold of Judith rather roughly as the nun showed her disdain but never interfered. We kept a close eye on the nun before she left the premises we got a picture of her face and did facial recognition. We found a match! She is waiting at the altar for her fiancée who never shows for the ceremony; she tracked him down and murdered him in front of friends and family. She had snapped at the wedding and was given psychiatric help, but searched out her ex and stabbed him to death. She dropped the knife and sat down next to her mother in law to be and stared off into the distance until the police arrived. She was taken to a mental facility and deemed insane. She escaped her care by overwhelming the head nurse. With keys for the building and the nurse’s car,  she stole a nuns smock and strolled out of the facility. The nuns smock was an extra outfit for a Sister Jo that worked part-time at the facility. She is a cunning individual with a sick mind,” Says Charlie. 

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Renewed

E5722FB7-CA88-4457-97C1-42AFC00739DBLife is amazing! One minute it is pouring rain and the next you have a beautiful Rainbow.  This blog has been inconsistent the last two months because of inconsistent WIFI and my I Pad took a dump! I could not get it to charge the battery 🔋. My girlfriend Corina played with restoring the battery charging and suddenly it began to charge. I went two days of frustration doing exactly what she did. It must be her electric personality.

Corina gave me renewed energy to begin writing again. I enjoy sitting in my chair, facing the lake, more than sitting at the desk with my computer. The I Pad is more convenient and the view is marvelous.

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Hello! How can you not be inspired and let your imagination flow. I missed writing on my I Pad and looking at God’s nature. Summer is on the verge and the rains will lessen In December and I have renewed energy. My book The Chameleon Returns is fo sale in Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or at the Litfire publication bookstore. Check our my link below. The Chameleon Returns is a sequel to The Man With a Limp. Check out the bookstore below. Thank You, TM Nugent.

Imagination

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Excerpt from The Chameleon Returns:

 

Chapter 2

The Kidnapping of Charlie

Lucky is happy things have settled down. He is glad the President realizes he is happy running his company. Everyday Lucky receives a phone call from a magazine, newspaper, the internet and a writer wanting to write a book about Lucky’s experience. No Thanks is always Lucky’s reply; I will write my book  is his answer. Lucky and Jack are still busy,  between bombing attempts, terrorist, the school and Curt calling for help. Charles and Joshua have taken control of the business as Thomas and Jack are busy finding work and students to keep everyone busy. Lucky has stayed out of the limelight.

 Lucky has been on the road promoting his new book; The assassination of President Alexander.The President was kind enough to write the introduction of the book. 

Lucky called it a true story and used real names in the book. The execution of Vice President Saunders, Congressman Swanson, and Chairman Bowers on National Television for the attempted murder of the President. The trial for treason was short because the evidence was overwhelming. It was a sad day for America when the executions took place. Lucky hated the sight of three Gallows on the Television. He refused to watch it. His book shot up to number one and sold the movie rights for twenty-five million dollars. Life is good because he chooses what television shows he goes on and he knows the questions ahead of time. Lucky takes his family on the road with him. Jerry flies Lucky to all his book signings and shows appearances. None of his family is on the shows, not even Carla. Lucky wants privacy for the family.

Lucky has been on the road for a year but kept up with his business affairs. Always in touch with Jack who is running the company. Charles, Joe,  Joshua, and Maria are out on assignments. Lucky and his family are finally home in Santa Cruz and asked for a team meeting. Tomorrow everyone will be together for a Barbecue. Time to relax and enjoy family and friends. The highlight of being home is surfing with his daughter Charlie. Today is Charlie’s tenth birthday as she hits the surf while Dad is getting ready. Charlie hits her first wave and falls off. Jack watches her fall and waits for her to come back up, she never does. Jack runs into the surf and grabs Charlie’s board. He throws it on the beach and jumps into the waves to find Charlie; she is nowhere in the water. Her board ties were cut with a sharp knife.

Pura Vida!

Pura Vida! 7F3E4971-9906-47CE-9C77-E08D97D84F8AWhat is the good life? Everyone has a different answer for this question. I like to think of it as living in harmony with yourself. Forgiving all past mistakes and cleansing the soul. How many times in your life have in captured a double rainbow 🌈 with a camera? Does it mean something or is it a phenomenon of nature? I saw the rainbow and my mind and body seemed to relax. All is well, I told myself, life is good.

Pura Vida means the good life. I am retired and living over looking Lake Arenal. I am fortunate, I breathe fresh air, look at beauty everyday and write as often as possible. I changed my life and renewed my life’s philosophy. I eat freshly grown fruit and vegetables and lost one hundred pounds. I meditate, pray and thank God everyday for allowing me to live a new vigorous life.

I left Las Vegas after viewing a night with six murders. It seems that Las Vegas was getting out of hand and dangerous. I packed my bags and said this is not for me. I live a life of writing and planting my garden. Wouldn’t you like to smell fresh air? Be more relaxed and worry free? I am correcting my third novel and looking out at a fog covered lake. It is as if the lake disappeared in a matter of minutes. It is raining, it is the rain Forrest, it is the tail end of the rainy season and we had tons of rain. It is quiet; no dogs barking, no cars or trucks, just tranquility.

It is a good time to write or read. My new novel; The Chameleon Returns, is the sequel to The Man With a Limp. I hope you take a Chance and read one of my books. Is it cold where you live? Is the fire place going? I hope so! Work on enjoying the good life; make paradise where you are, live the good life! Pura Vida!

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Peace

Except from the Chameleon Returns;

Chapter one

Revenge of the President

Lucky is not surprised the President arrived safely at the Cherry Farm. A plan was put into place the day Marc and Thomas intercepted the email from Cornel  Saunders, Vice President of the United States; it showed the time and date of the Presidents departure. No one else was privy to that appointment. The email to Congressman Thomas Swanson did not say where the President and his wife was going, only when he was leaving for a day to relax.

Why was it important for the Congressman to know? Why did the Vice President send the email? The only explanation is a conspiracy to murder the President. How many other people are involved in the conspiracy? Why did the Vice President need to eliminate Lucky and Jack? 

The President had been uncomfortable with his administration. He felt uneasy with his people, especially with his close friend, Cornel  Saunders, who seems to be fighting against the President’s agenda; Curtailing the power of the Drug Manufacturers in the United States of America. President Alexander wished to control the cost of prescription medicine. The President felt a profit of five billion dollars a quarter was ridiculous. The President wanted to stop what he called the extortion of the American people. He proposed a commission to regulate the price of prescriptions: drug manufactures must supply the cost of each medicine; transport, production, distribution, and maintenance of the company. Bill, PRC 2019, will bring together a commission to start regulating the Drug Industry. One month ago the bill passed both houses to show support for the President. It was a strict mandate that the President introduces, and Congress surprised the President. The people were given a poll to establish the controls and show their feelings. An overwhelming eighty-eight percent of the people in the United States took the poll and expressed their opinions about the greed in the drug industry. The survey let the Congress know the people wanted change now. The President was to sign the bill when the assassination attempt occurred.

Six months before the assassination attempt Lucky receives a phone call from Curt Carlyle. Curt believes the President is in danger and wants Lucky’s team to investigate. He wants Thomas to crack the computer firewall at the White House. Curt wants all emails checked for treasonous activity. No one is exempt; not the Vice President, everyone is under suspicion. Curt is following his investigation with his Secret Service people.  A Superior Court Judge is notified by the President to give Curt subpoenas and warrants for the evasion of White House email. Judge Andrews is asked to keep quiet about the warrants. The President told him his situation, and the judge agreed to cooperate to save his President.The personnel checks and interrogation of low-level employees began. Curt is hoping someone overheard of a plot against the President; praying for a small mistake, a clue of a conspiracy. Mark from the FBI is asked to help Thomas. They work well together and are hard to stop. Two months go by, and the duo cannot crack the firewall. The White House has the most stringent computer security in the world. Thomas was sending an email to the White House, to the President when the Vice President accidentally sent an email to Thomas informing the Congressman of the Presidents agenda. The Vice President’s plan to assassinate the President. It was a simple error; the Vice President sent it to tswenson@aol.com instead of tswanson@aol.com. Thomas told Lucky about the mistake and sent it to the right email address so the Congressman would receive it.

 

 

 

 

Hello From Costa Rica

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Hi everyone! I have been on a forced sabbatical the last two months. I moved into my Cabina in San Luis Costa Rica and had no electricity for two months. Please forgive me for my absence, but there was so much todo; it was hard to get to town to sit and write. I waited for the electricity to be put in. It is easy to get lost in the Lake Arenal area. I sit in front of the sliding glass doors without a care in the world and write. My view is the entire thirty-two kilometer lake with beautiful foliage to enhance my view.

I have had a lot of time to write and have finally published The Chameleon Returns. It is available at  litfirefirepublishing .com, Under TM Nugent- Author. I also have two more books I need to correct before I send them to the publisher. I hope everyone is well in readerland and are interested in one of my books. I have published twelve books with Xlibris publishing.com and litfirefirepublishing.com.

I hope you enjoy my excerpt from my new book below.

Thanks!

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The Chameleon Returns:

“She must have been proud of you, Jack,” Says an interested Harry.
“I hope so, she paid for a railroad ticket to see me graduate from West Point,” Says Jack.
Everyone enjoyed the museum, and it is getting late. They head to the hotel and survey the land as they go by; they see the Perot Museum of Natural Science, And the American Airlines Center. Lucky makes a mental note to see the Museum before they leave. Lucky would like to see the city center of Dallas, but cannot believe the prices. I thought Texas was inexpensive to live, but for tourist to vacation here cost a fortune to visit the City Center considers Lucky. I have a lot of money, but who do I have to prove myself. Hmmm, no one, as Lucky enters the hotel that gave the publisher a deal on four rooms. Under three hundred dollars a place compared to fifteen hundred in the City Center of Dallas. Lucky, Carla, Jack, and Jazz are in a double bedroom, Charlie, Claire, and Sue in another, while Harry is solo.
Carla and Jazz decide to have a massage while Lucky and Jack opt for the pool as Harry joins them. Sue needs to plan the first bookstore, The Lucky Dog; it will be a no-frills signing in a half- price- giveaway bookstore. Lucky does not expect much at this store and is he in for a surprise.
How busy can it be on a Friday?”Thinks Lucky as he sips on his margarita.
“We cannot be too complacent here in Texas, we had a lot of dealings stopping drugs and murders and Mexico is a hop and a skip away. We may have some difficulty here,” Says Lucky.
No sooner did Lucky stop talking when a large man enters the pool area. He is a Mexican of means,
“My name is Carlos Compos; I am here to tell you, you have nothing to fear from the cartel conglomerate in Mexico. We wish not to continue a war with you. My bosses have agreed to let the past go. “Do you agree?”

 

The Lake

IMG_3219Mornings are beautiful in San Luis, Costa Rica. This picture is from La Mission in Arenal. It is a great sunset looking from the outside dining area. As you can see, Costa Roca has it all; lots of green, great sunsets and sunrises, and in this part of the country great weather. I live in San Luis and have a great view of Lake Arenal. If you are a writer, you cannot help but be inspired. The air is fresh, people are kind, and great vegetable markets.

When I first arrived in Costa Rica, I had high blood pressure, a penchant towards Diabetes and a gloomy outlook in life and I took the plunge; I bought property and never looked back. No more worries about life, no Diabetes, or high blood pressure. Isn’t that what living is about? No stress, plenty of exercise, and something to look forward too-Living Pura Vida!

I have written eight books since dropping my feet on the Costa Rican rich black soil. My imagination is inspired by the people and the freshness in the air. Yes it rains a lot, but the temperature here is mild. It never gets colder than fifty-eight degrees or no hotter than ninety-one (only trice), it is usually below eighty-six degrees. Pura Vida! It has everything; inexpensive groceries and a healthy living. Cars and Gasoline are expensive; five to six dollars a gallon for gas and a car Twenty-five years old cost four thousand dollars.

Corina and I like  our cabin overlooking Lake Arenal. It is quiet, a comfortable place to live where you never hear of murder, or mass killings. My kind of comfort, Pura Vida!

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The Place

Living

“Crying Inside
She held my hand tight
She knew something was not right
We continued our walk
I was not ready to talk

Money was tight
I was crying inside
I lost my job
I feel myself being robbed

My life is upside down
My house is foreclosure bound
Two years to pay off the contract
My house was the first one in the tract

The corporation closed its doors
After a bitter take over war
Lost my pension as it erupted
They did fine; they bankrupted

I am crying inside
My family and I will survive
Will the bank forgive my loan?
Can I save my home?

The government saved the banks
Who do I have to thank?
I am crying inside”

Excerpt From
Timothy M. Nugent: A Collection of Poems
Timothy M. Nugent
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Living in San Luis, Costa Rica

Buenos Días! Good Morning! 😃Please forgive me, but my hot spot is not strong enough to down load a picture. I have a beautiful sunrise to show you, but it will have to wait for electricity and WiFi to be established into the new house.I feel very fortunate to live in the mountains of San Luis, Tilaran, Costa Rica 🇨🇷. Every morning I wake to beautiful sounds of birds chirping and the monkeys howling at passing by trucks. Few large trucks drive by at five in the morning and we are blessed with nature’s quiet sounds.

The sunrise is spectacular and when I can download a picture I will show you my vision every morning. It is the first day of no morning rain ☔️ and the skies are beautifully blue as the morning sun shines on my face. At four in the morning the stars are bright and twinkling with a cool breeze. My morning shower was cool and refreshing because the water heater is too powerful for the generator. In a week we will have electricity and things will seem normal again as we continue the construction of our property.

My new book, The Chameleon Returns is ready for sale. It is the continuation of the McLaughlin Saga. Novel three, Charlie is in the correction stage;Because the WiFi is weak, I am having trouble editing the book. Looks like I need to drive to the Internet cafe in Tilaran for a few days.

I love the slow pace of San Luis and the little town of Tronadora. Small stores called tiendes to browse through and little seven-elevens called sodas to by grocery odds and ends. Lake Arenal looks gorgeous today;it is a cool morning and will be a lovely day. If you are interested;check out my bookstore below. Just press the links and have fun. Pura Vida!

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Morning Reflections
In Costa Rica, I seem to reflect more
Especially in the early morn
As the rain softly taps on the window pane
Calling me awake this day

Bringing back memories
Those childhood remembrances of family
Playing basketball in the backyard
Chasing little brother around the yard

Sitting in the shade on hot summer days
Playing monopoly all day
Sipping on cool aid
Laughing as we play

I remember riding my bicycle down our rocky roads
Bouncing to and fro
Holding the handlebars tight
Bouncing up and down on the seat real high

Mom calling us with her whistle
Louder than the sound of a guided missile
Calling us from play
Lunch must be ready

The quiet nights with mom and dad
Watching television, we were Bonanza fans
Those days I wish to remember
Brining back loves ember

The rain pounds more loudly
The skies grays cloudy
Memories fade as the storm strengthen
Lightning and thunder cracking

Fondly, the memories fade
Until I awaken to another day”

Excerpt From
Poems from Costa Rica
Timothy Nugent
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Pura Vida!

IMG_3219Living the good life, Pura Vida is a life style worth learning how to live. I have lived in Costa Rica for four years and have become a temporary resident. I have a Costa Rican driver’s license and Drive very little. I bought property in San Luis, a small community ten minutes from Tilaran, Costa Rica. I watched the workers as they build our cabina over the course of one year. Costa Rican’s or Ticos as they like to be called are hard working people. My contractor uses very little heavy equipment and depends on shovels to do the excavation. To level the property we bought fourteen dump truck loads of black dirt. Rich in minerals to help our new plants and vegetable garden.

For that job we rented a tractor to excavate the top of the property. Wages are three to four dollars an hour for laborers and five dollars an hour for electricians and masons. I noticed that workers show very little self motivation. They wait to be told what to accomplish; No initiative to move forward on their own. One actually left the property on his own when he accomplished a task or ran out of material. He called the contractor saying he was going home because he had nothing to do.

Is it bad communication on the contractor or laziness on the worker? There is a lot to do on the property and an eager worker could easily find work to accomplish. The worker is good when he is given a task to accomplish. He is a good family man, likes to farm and grow things. He is good with his hands and is an accomplished electrician, mason and carpenter. I believe if more communication is used he will eagerly finish his tasks.

I watch the life style of the ticos; Many Jahova Witness halls, and Catholic Churches, Every town has a park for the families. Most ticos enjoy rice and beans, the national staple. Families work and play together; the ticos are laid back kind of people who are somewhat over sensitive in personality. They do not like to be told how to do their jobs and are resistant to change. There is a tendency to pout when they are asked to do the job in a different fashion. If you lose your temper with a tico, they walk away and nothing is accomplished. A business will ask you to leave if they think you are overbearing, unreasonable. I like the people of Costa Rica and I have learned how to control my temper if I feel resistance. What good is an unhappy worker and nothing gets accomplished? Yet, I expect a good job to be done.

I sit in my rental contemplating our move to San Luis, Costa Rica. We will make our third load of boxes to our cabina. I am eager to live the good life as I relax and look out at lake Arenal; Read a good book or write my novel. We will relax and build our own furniture, enjoy BBQ’s and have fun. Pura Vida! Press the links below for my bookstores.

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Fun

Crossroads
Two intersection actions in life
Places you crossed in the night
An emotional state that meet and collide
A decision that prevents you from hiding

The time to move on and forgive the past
Or a romance you wish to last
Decisions with no compromise
The crossroads you must decide

A permanency
A mental emergency
A desperate act of a confused mind
A depression that leave love ones behind
The cross roads of life
Decide

I am the wild man free
over the country from sea to sea.
I see mountains, hills, canyons and fields across the land,
I see oceans, rivers, lakes bordered with sand.

Forest of big trees and small, orchards, cactus and sage.
Winds, dust, storms and rain venting their rage.”
Moonlight in desert, roads baking in sunshine.
All a part of what’s is mine.
Anna Fitzgerald

Excerpt From
Timothy M. Nugent: A Collection of Poems
Timothy M. Nugent
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Friendship

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What is friendship? According to my Wikipedia:

Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people.[1] Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association.

Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of such bonds. Such characteristics include affection; kindness, love, virtue, sympathy, empathy, honesty, altruism, loyalty, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other’s company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one’s feelings to others, and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend.

I thought that Wikipedia has a wonderful explanation of what friendship is and how it can endure for years. I have friendships that are lasting thirty-forty-fifty years. I have many acquaintances, but few friends. My puppies 🐶 are true friends. I come home they are eager to see me, with their tails wagging and jumping on me to get affection. When we sit and relax, they want to sit on my lap, lick my face and hug me. When I need to reprimand them for doing something they were not supposed to do in order to protect them, they do not hide or hold it against me. They wag their tales and jump on my lap. Maybe it is asking for forgiveness or maybe a natural bond of loving dogs have to give. I talk to them constantly and the dogs follow me where I travel.

I can count on my hand my true friends. Those people who stuck by me when I made mistakes, maybe not treated them as well as they expected, but they forgave me my sins. When I made good money they had fun with me. When I had no money, they stuck by me. When I lost a brother they were there to sympathize with me. When my wife died they held my hand as my family did. I lost friends because when I was young I made terrible decisions that haunted me all my life, but my true friends hung in our relationship until I grew up. Did I hurt them at times? Yes, and I asked them for their forgiveness and they forgave me. I took care never to repeat my poor decisions and returned their loyalty with love.

Friendship is a bond, a kinship, a commaradire that flows through the years. An understanding you will be there in time of need. A sense of goodness, kindness and at times correcting ones behavior if it is doing harm. Going against the many when you see a friend in need. A friend makes mistakes that many may see as unforgivable, because they do not know the whole truth. You do and you go against what others think. You stand by your friend until the truth is revealed.

Charish your close friends and honor them with understanding, kindness and loyalty. Your rewards will be boundless. Like Lala and Lulu you friends will be there.

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Friends

Lifelong

Chapter Seventeen
You are Not Forty Anymore
This last trip exhausted Lucky and Jack, it took two weeks to recover. The whole story did not come out to their wives. Individual portions of the trip, like
the warfare, fifty millimeters, eight gun bouts, etc.; Only the excitement of the voyage. Jack and Lucky are sitting in lucky’s office contemplating the future.
“You know we’re are not forty anymore,” says Jack.
“I know! I was tired after that voyage and made sure we flew home. I thought the pirate group would be smaller. Who knew the Don had almost thirty men? Maybe we should have called the maritime police first before we went to the cove,” Says Lucky.
“Fortunately, the cruise ship was small and under capacity; only eighty clients instead of two hundred or so. Thank god for off season, maybe that is why the Don took the ship,” Says Jack.
“We need to take on less difficult work or call it quits. It could have gone wrong and our friends hurt,” Says a weary Lucky.

Excerpt from the Chameleon Returns by TM Nugent