Thinking back to my first date with lilliam.
Lilliam: you ok?
Me: just nervous, I haven’t dated in a long time.
Lilliam: you’re doing fine
[I go to take a drink, but It’s the candle & I set my face on fire]

I will get up tomorrow with a child-like belief that for the rest of 2017, people will think at least twice before hitting Reply All.

Good Luck Mr. President

Yesterday was quite a day. I thought it went off well.

I especially liked the Inaugural Parade. Is there anything more patriotic than a marching band.

I have always liked listening to John Philip Souza. There is nothing better than the patriotic sounds that Souza created. I remember watching the movie Stars And Stripes Forever.

I watched it again last night on Kodi. It is nice to be able to search on Kodi and watch any movie.

I followed that movie with the James Cagney movie Yankee Doodle Dandy, which was about George M Cohen.

Souza and Cohen did a lot to raise the patriotic feeling in the US, when it was needed. The US needs to return to its patriotic roots. Both Cohen and Souza looked at the flag with reverence.

I hate seeing the flag burned. I have never felt that was a proper way to protest. When I see the flag burned, it burns me.

In my search for the two movies I wanted to watch last night, I found a YouTube of Bob Hope and James Cagney. These were performers, I admired. I can’t think of many actors now that I would give your 2 cents for.

Now it’s time for me to shine!
(Trips over tiny bump on the sidewalk)

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Inauguration Day Demonstration on January 20, 2017 at 10a.m.

Following ACS Message was just sent out.

U.S. Embassy in Panama

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

January 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Panama City informs U.S. citizens that it has received a report of at least one planned demonstration on January 20, 2017 in Panama City related to the Inauguration.  One demonstration is scheduled to begin 10:00a.m. in Parque Belisario Porras.  All U.S. citizens are reminded to remain diligent in your personal security.


U.S. Citizens should plan their travel accordingly and avoid all confrontations.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.


For further information about security in Panama:


  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Panama Country Specific Information.



  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Panama, located at Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue Clayton, Panama, at +507-317-5030, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +507-317-5000.


  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

I’m stuck somewhere between playing my cards right & not playing with a full deck.

[My high school team tryouts]
Coach: You really knocked that one out of the park.
Me: Thanks Coach!
Coach: This is tennis.

Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

Yesterday, I decided to cancel my MAPFRE heath insurance. When I checked my VISA bill I noticed it has jumped another $90/month over last years costs. $930/month is just more than I am willing to pay.

I have researched other health plans over the last year and really haven’t liked any that I have looked at.

However, not wanting to be entirely without any coverage, I decided to check out Hospital Cooperativo’s plan that I had seen being promoted by ACC in Boquete. From looking at the presentation I was sent, one would have thought that ACC developed this plan.

Today, Lilliam and I went by Hospital Coorpativo to find out more. Now I have used Hospital Coorperativo on occasion since 2005 when Lilliam introduced it to me. She has used it over 20 years.

I had never heard of this hospital having a participation plan before, but learned today that the plan is about 1 1/2 years old.

I have met Dr. Wong, the director of the hospital, many times when he was on duty in the emergency area. Lilliam has great confidence in him and used him caring for her three daughters. Continue reading Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

Nothing makes me more suspicious than an unsolicited compliment.