Monthly Archives: May 2014

In the 60’s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

I Will Always Be Your Best Friend

There have been times when I was not sure that true happiness would be mine. I may be wrong, but I suspect that Lilliam may have had a few of the same feelings as she raised her three beautiful daughters by herself.

Our concerns have since been swept away by a love that evolved from two people beginning as friends, continuing to grow because of respect for the other’s values related to life, and culminating with this day’s event.

Each day I feel fortunate that I was granted another chance to find love, but more than that, eternal friendship.

Lilliam and I arose Tuesday and went out for breakfast. When we returned, we got dressed in preparation of our 11:30 AM limousine call.

Heather Padular, who you may remember from her Chiriquí Doctoral research on Danza de Moros y Cristianos,  made flight arrangements from Boston to LasVegas upon learning of our event.

I can’t tell you how special it was for Lilliam and I to have Heather and Maureen share this day with us. Heather took many of the photos that recorded our day. She helped fill the void of not having direct family in attendance and I have said often she is a surrogate daughter.

Heather came up to our room to await the limo phone call.

LAS VEGAS DAY TWO (May 20): Continue reading I Will Always Be Your Best Friend

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming IRS Webinar on Reporting of Foreign Financial Accounts

Here is the latest communication from the ACS.

The IRS is hosting an Internal Revenue Service Webinar on Reporting of Foreign Financial Accounts on the Electronic FBAR, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Information for filers about the filing requirement is available on the IRS website: IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations


Title: Reporting of Foreign Financial Accounts on the Electronic FBAR
Date: June 4, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm (ET); 1:00 pm (CT); 12:00 pm (MT); 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Location: Your Office or Home
Contact: SB/SE Webinars; Email:
Event Information: This FREE one-hour broadcast is for:

·All Tax Professionals

·FBAR filers

Topics include:

·FBAR legal authorities

·FBAR mandatory e-filing overview

·Using FinCEN Form 114; and Form 114a

·FBAR filing requirements

·FBAR filing exceptions

·Special filing rules


·Administrative guidance

·Live Q&A session with Subject Matter Experts

We Are Back in David

Just a short note to let everyone  know that we are back in David. It may take me a while to get the photos organized covering our trip.

Lilliam and I appreciate all of the nice comments we received on the blog as well as Facebook related to our union. We had a fabulous time.

During the month away, I was able to form some opinions that may be of interest to those of you wondering about the cost of living in Panama vs. the US. Some may surprise you.

I will get Day Two of Las Vegas posted as soon as I organize the photos that accompany the post.

It is good to be back, but we had a great time being with family and miss them already.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

Whatcha Been Up To Lately

To end the suspense of the absence of posts, I will begin at the end of the lovely Miss Lilliam’s and my 28 day trip to the U.S.

The trip included a Royal Caribbean repositioning cruise from Colon, Panama to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a flight to Austin, Texas to rent a car, time in in Enid, Oklahoma, time in Allen and McKinney, Texas, time in Austin, Texas, and ending in Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 23rd we returned to Panama City.

Those of you who were connected to Chiriquí Chatter’s Twitter account (@chiriquichatter), were pretty well kept up with the happenings on our trip through check-ins on FourSquare, which were posted to Facebook and Twitter.

So with that introduction, let’s begin. Continue reading Whatcha Been Up To Lately

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day.  Teach a person to use the internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

Men have two emotions: hungry and horny, and they can’t tell them apart.   If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.

Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.