Why Haven’t You Written Lately

I keep saying I need to touch base with the blog readers to see if anyone still checks in.

That thought seems to enter my mind and then dissipates almost as fast as it entered.

Sometimes I think that maybe I won’t get back to writing and I should take the blog down. Then I receive an email because the blog is still up and it renews my energy.

Here was the email today.

Hi Don,

Biill Warren here.

I knew Bo Kjaer Olsen way back in 1994 or so and he told me so many treasure stories and I shared mine with him. I cannot believe he was murdered aboard his lovely ship in Panama. This is a sad night for me. I have tried to find him for years. His printed flyer/brochure was super nice. Did he ever go back to the ” de Gouden Buys” and bring up those 24 chests of gold coins? He told me when he approached the diamond areas along Namibia and so africa he was shot at by deBeers diamond company security guards. Is his son alive and if so, is there a way for home to contact him? Or a wife or daugh-in-law? And, did the cops ever find the guys who killed Bo and shot his son? Zach and his wife must have had a good look at the bums.

Where is Bo’s ship which i believe Baron Hiltons son bought him. Did you know the Hilton family financed Bo for salvage?

I am a published author. Books about my adventures researching, searching and salvages treasures around the globe. I write you now at 2 am in Odessa, Ukraine on the black sea where i am singing my concerts and diving and writing.


Bill Warren

This was obviously related to the posts related to a shooting and Embassy case I had written about. Zech and I have remained friends since we met. I encouraged him to move back to the US and he has done that.

He still has medical problems because of the bullet that remains in his back. We communicate on a monthly basis.

At any rate, this was today’s reminder of why I have kept the blog up. I will post again but now isn’t the time.

22 thoughts on “Why Haven’t You Written Lately

  1. Don,
    I can only speak for myself. You are missed. You were a MAJOR source of information for those of us not living in Boquete, and I’m sure for those living in Boquete possibly too. I have not heard word one from whomever the new warden is. Don’t even know if there is one.
    I have been wanting to write to you to tell you what a force you have been here. Your heart is huge. I’m sure you are doing things in EEUU to help others as you did here in Panama.
    You are an amazing man and I’m pretty sure that I am not the only one who feels this way. I wouldn’t mind seeing a few “here here’s” from some of your other fans whom miss you.
    Wishing you health and happiness,

  2. I still enjoy reading your blog. You have helped us find several things in David over the years and we appreciate you!

  3. During a 5/2018 relocation trip, I became seriously ill with a major allergy ? event,causing the loss of the most important segment of the trip. This downgraded PANAMA as the probable next location for my wife and myself. As a result,I do not read your blog as often as before.

  4. I echo several of the comments here. When we first were thinking of moving to Panama I did a search and your blog rose to the top. You have a natural gift for writing and helping others. I still hold out hope that you will blog (albeit now not on Panama which is a bummer for me because like you we have moved back stateside and this blog was a great window into the life in David and Panama).

    Hope you and the family are well and look forward to reading your post again hopefully soon!

  5. Bolt, you have to follow the link in the post to the original post about the murder and follow the following connected posts including the one on Dynomite comes in small packages to have this make sense.

  6. Chris, thanks for the kind comments. I am sure you remember going to check out Zech’s boat for valuation of its saleability as well as its sail-ability.

  7. Yes, I do remember checking out the boat. I also bumped into Zach here and there in David from time to time. It was alway nice to hear that he was doing ok. Now it’s nice to know he is in the states and doing well.

    Don, I’m 75 years old and can honestly say that your are one of the top four people I have met in my life. What an impact you had here in David during your time here. And I probably only know the half of it.
    Thank you for always answering my dumb questions.

  8. Don – you and Lilliam made our short stay in Panama (3 months) bearable. I am glad we came to see if it would be feasible for us to live there. Alas, we both got sick and decided to leave before our six months were up. Of all the p9eople we met, you stand out above anyone else. Thanks. PS – I thought you had moved back to the States and that’s why you were not blogging anymore. All the best to you and Lilliam. Liliana

  9. I have read your blog since it started. Jay and I use to meet you for coffee at the Panama Cosco some mornings. Jay has passed as have several others. I left Panama in December 2007 and haven’t returned since. I always read your blog and will continue to read it always. I am in Florida and enjoying every minute but miss David sometimes. I wish you well in the states. I am not sure if you remember but my name is Skip.

  10. You will remain in our hearts and minds no matter where you are. You helped us through many difficult times here and we will be forever grateful. Don’t think for a moment you are not missed here in Panama. Many blessings for a beautiful life with your lovely wife in Texas. Karen and Jim Kennedy

  11. I am overwhelmed by many of the comments. It was comments that really drove the blog.

    I miss blogging, but moving back to the states have created new challenges.

  12. Don we will like you continue with the blog . That blog was part of the daily life of people in the exprat community of Boquete and David . Miss you bro. Tomas, Mirna & Stella

  13. English speaking expats have dwindled and we are finding fewer friends in our geographic area. Your input has been missed as has your presence. We’re still very happy and enjoying ourselves, though it would be nice to have the GRINGO population of the past to associate with again.
    Terry & Maryann Trumbull

  14. We miss you very much dear “Kissing Cousin”. Await eagerly to hear of your new stateside adventures. So amazing that you and Ken have relatives who are cousins to you both. Knew it has to be so. LOL Hugs to Lilliam!

  15. Still having morning coffee while checking your blog. Both are ingrained habits. It looks like I am not the only one with the habit.

  16. I check it almost daily. Yes I miss the blog a lot. I understand you are now on a new phase of your life and understand if you do not have time. Jaime

  17. I guess I should gave been reading the blog more often. I live in NJ but will eventually move back to Panama…my mom’s family is very much part of Chiriqui.. especially Dolega and Boquete.

  18. We miss you too. We’re also acclimating. Some things good, some not so good. We hope you keep writing, the acclimation process would be fun to read about from your perspective. All the best to you and Lilliam.

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