Monthly Archives: April 2017

The David Warden Position For the U.S. Embassy is Available

With this post I am announcing that the David Warden position for the U.S. Embassy in Panama is available to be filled.

I resigned my position as Warden effective today.

If you have an interest in filling this position, please email the America Citizen Services at the following email address ( and they will explain the duties and responsibilities.

I will no longer be posting the Embassy notices. I encourage you to sign up with STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) and you will receive all communications directly from the Embassy.

New business in David

I received a request to post the following new business announcement.

Good Morning Don Ray. I want to thank you for for giving me the opportunity to share with your other readers information about a new business in David. The business’s name is FISER Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center. The owner, Jazmin Abrego, is a licensed Physical Therapist, who’s experience includes 5 years as a Physical Therapist at Chiriqui Hospital. Jazmin uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to treat conditions such as muscle pain, injuries or post operative rehabilitation. She is also the only Physical Therapist in Panama who uses a technique called dry needling, which is similar to acupuncture. I, personally, have used Jasmine’s Physical Therapy services for over a year and I can attest to her knowledge, professionalism, and kind and caring personality Also, she is fluent in English.

Her office is located at Ave 3rs Oesta, Plaza Pinatal, Local #5 in David. Her cell phone # is 6927-1878. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Thank you.
Kathy Reny

I was hooked on auctions after only going once …going twice

The only time I don’t eat healthy is when there is unhealthy food available for me to eat.

Botox would probably make me look more approachable and that’s a risk I just can’t take.

Now reached the age where getting lucky is what happens when I can remember where I set my glasses down.

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure–Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Following is the latest ACS message.




The entire Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Panama will be closed to the public on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 for staff training.  No routine services will be available in the Visas, American Citizen Services, or Federal Benefits Units.  If you are a U.S. citizen and have an emergency, please contact the Embassy at 317-5000.
On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the Consular Section will resume full operations with our regular schedule.  Please see for additional information.


It’s easy to tell when it’s laundry day at my house because I’m walking around in my birthday suit.

I hate when I’m walking on the treadmill for half an hour and look down to see it’s been 4 minutes.

Felling Melancholy

Time Was When
By Don Ray Williams
December 6, 2008

I’m sure the day will come, when you’ll look back.
And wonder where the time has gone, cause you just lost track.

So many things you meant to do, were put off for another day,
And while those tasks lay waiting, the time silently slipped away.

It is always easy to say, “I really intended to …”,
But it is more difficult to just get up and to begin to DO.

Some things you should not put off, not even for a day.
Some things are tasks and some merely things you need to say.

Have you told all of your friends, what they add to each day of your life?
Have you expressed your love to sons and daughters or to your husband or your wife?

Have you given thanks for your health and the food that you have to eat?
Have your given thanks for having a roof over your head and a soft bed in which to sleep?

So many things we take for granted. So many people too.
So while it is on your mind, remember the things that you need to DO.

Buy a card that says you care, or call them on the phone.
Everyone can use a friendly word, especially if they are all alone.

And don’t forget the Man above. He would appreciate a little thanks too.
Now is the time to tell them all, so just get up and DO.