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Paul Pagnozzi
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New Years Eve
After seeing the Old City ("Casco Antiguo") last year I promised myself that we would be there for the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve. Now for starters, I generally don't care a bit about New Years Eve so this was totally out of character for me. I als...
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Dinner at the Canal
Okay. One of the best kept secrets I know is the Visitors Center at the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal. It is four stories with observation platforms on the second and fourth floors, a fantastic interactive museum and a lovely restaurant on the second...
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Panama - It's Like Coming Home.
We left yesterday at 10:30 am from a lovely snowstorm which had pretty much turned to rain by the time we hit the Thruway. No problem boarding or at the gate but the flight down itself left quite a bit to be desired. Across the aisle from me, not one but tw...
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Chac Mool...He's Cool
Just to pug the slide show yet again: But wait - check this out - not only have I found YucaPuca in Nicaragua, I think I have located his brother here in Ulster County. I had to leave the one on the left where I found it but the one on the right will be pre...
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Slide Show Nov. 2nd - Leftovers
Now, I suppose this is really corny but, when I was a kid, one of my favorite TV shows was a travelogue called "Journey to Adventure - With Gunther Less". To prepare for this I entry I looked up some stuff about it and it turns out that it was the second lo...
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The Last Word
Natural History magazine used to feature a one page essay on its last page called "The Last Word". Very often it was authored by the late Stephen Jay Gould who had a profound influence on my thinking as a scientist and as a human. So in a sense, at least a ...
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Odds & Ends - 5
This is just a photo of a papaya. A very big papaya. Like a papaya raised on growth hormone.
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Hydraulic Luxury (Things Taken for Granted)
A small thing to be noted about Jinotega. While there is good municipal water, it is not present 24 hours a day. To conserve water and to repressurize the system service is shut off between 10 AM and 4 PM. Locals know this and work their day around it. it. ...
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Buy These Photos!
Now, for a limited time only, you can buy any or all of these photos. Just donate to the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) online fundraiser. Here's the link: https://support.ewb-usa.org/fu ndraise/team?ftid=91356 Just tell them you're an "FOP" (Friend of Pag...
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Wednesday - Final Immersion
So, the whole point of this trip was to make a survey of the latrine situation here in Sasle. The four us, Juan Carlos, Francisca, Racquel and me, made a start of it at best. My estimate is that over 4 hours we covered about 15 km making a large loop with a...
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