Scenes from a Madcap Year

IMG_1355In a few short days, 2014 will draw to a close. My first full year in Costa Rica has been madcap and invigorating, but it wasn’t until December—the usual month of reflection—that I realized just how much has transpired in the past 12 months. Even if you take away the less obvious victories (getting hired full-time at The Tico Times, taking a couple of surfing lessons, receiving visits from U.S. friends, and even eating my first bowl of crickets), my life this year reads like a series of headlines. Which I suppose shouldn’t be surprising, since writing headlines is what I do. Continue reading