Monthly Archives: November 2012

Smother your wife with love and affection…if that doesn’t work use a pillow.

For Sale Tab

I am adding a FOR SALE tab at the top of the blog. It has come to my attention that some of my past posts have become outdated and the items may no longer be for sale. To simplify things for me, I am adding this new tab.

All items in this tab are still for sale. If notified that a listing is no longer available, I will remove it from the FOR SALE page.

Remember that contact and purchase information is in the original post (referenced by the FOR SALE tab) or in the For Sale tab.

Looking Through The Eyes of Love

Two local talents (Mary Binder and Issac Calidonia), that I have had the pleasure of meeting, perform now and then around Chiriqui. I went to a presentation of Mary’s at Casa Cultural La Guaricha and had a great evening.

I met Issac Calidonia during the same evening and I know that Mary has a tremendous amount of respect for his artistry.

If you ever get the opportunity to hear either or both, don’t pass it up.

Let me share a sample of them performing “Looking Through The Eyes of Love”.

Superstition, Pirates, Ghosts and Folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama

My good friend, Malcolm Henderson (author of Don’t Kill The Cow Too Quick), has just produced another book that newcomers to Panama will want to read

Its title, Superstition, Pirates, Ghosts and Folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama, tells it all. Malcolm has taken a great deal of time in researching this book, and I recommend it.

I have heard many of the superstitions from Tom McCormack, who has made several presentations on the subject in Chiriquí. The superstitions are not localized to Bocas, and I suspect are universal to most of Panama.

Malcolm has interviewed many native Panamanians and his time spent in Bocas shows.

The book is currently available at Island Traders in Bocas. If anyone in this area would like a copy, you can email me at I have made arrangements with the author to hold copies in David. You can pick them up when you travel to David.

The price of the book is $9.99.

A Spanish edition is in the works. Watch for an announcement when it is available.

Most mathematicians don’t realize, there’s an easy way to round Pi. Just add an “e”.

Potrerillos Neighborhood Watch Criminal Activity Report: 25 November 2012

I received the following from the Potrerillos Neighborhood Watch & Public Safety Facilitator.

Criminal Activity Report:
There have been several incidents of burglary including an attempted burglary which resulted in a beat down of an American Citizen plus a theft at the David Airport and the detention of suspicious individuals by Police in the EL Terronal Mall parking lot.

New Case,

On 21-Nov-12 a home occupied by an American man located in the village of Santa Rita was targeted by thieves. The incident occurred when a lone suspect described as a Panamanian male approximately 18 to 22 years old attempted to unlawfully enter the private dwelling of the victim described as an American man of retirement age. The American heard the punk trying to gain entry when the American confronted the thief who responded by attacking him with a shovel that he was useing to bash the door, this according to Officials for Dolega PD.

Information provided indicates the perpetrator made his getaway through an adjoining property where a vehicle was waiting for him. No items of personal property were reported stolen however the victim did suffered some cuts and bruising on his forearms as he fought off the attack.

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