Ginger

On Friday I stood outside at 1am in a temperature of -41C, by 5pm that same day the temperature was +28C. Something had definitely changed. No, it was not a bizarre freak of nature, the change was where I was standing. By Friday evening I was standing on the beach at the Playa Magante and […]

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The clock ticks ever closer to my escape to the beaches of the Dominican Republic. This year will mark the third meeting of The Los Gringos Refugee Club and the first reunion of the victorious forces from The Siege at Los Gringos, as not only will Ginger and The Earl be there but Rock and […]

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Booking a trip that requires deciding on accommodations is never as easy as they make it look on television. Just click and go is make-believe. As a traveller you need to make decisions on where to go, how long to stay, and how to get there. It’s never just push a button and you’re there, […]

I promised you the story of Tequila Wendy in my last post but after a week I seem to be struggling with getting it down on paper. So rather than torture myself I thought I would move on for now and come back to it later or never… we’ll see.   I am back at […]

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Thompson Goes On Vacation

I did say that I wasn’t through with the travelling bear. Once again this is a work of fiction based very loosely on actual events. It is another long piece so pour yourself a coffee and enjoy. You won’t hear from me here for a few weeks as I prepare to head on vacation but […]

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2017... The Year That Was

Welcome to 2018. For those of you that are alive reading this, raise your hand if you never thought you would reach this day. Don’t bother raising your hand Uncle Jeremiah, I know that you’re surprised every day to wake up, so I’ll take you as a given. The rest of you can lower your […]

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I Don't Have To Be There To Be There

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I only go to the Playa Paraiso en Magante once a year. I think about the place year round but I only put my toes in the sand for 14 days annually. I plan for this to change but that is in the future and if there is one thing I’ve learned about life, I […]

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Outdoor Wedding Survival Tips

Two years ago IT Genie married Company and formed GenCo and they did so in my backyard. I wrote many articles about that experience and all that it entailed. I wrote about the organizational chaos and having strangers wander indiscriminately about my home. I wrote about my crew, my go-to-guys that were all they could […]

Fatal Errors

I’m of a child of the ‘pen and paper’ era. I did my schooling without the assistance of computers and calculators and if I needed information I went to the library. Is it any wonder that I get confused every time I try to do anything that is even remotely technical? Confused isn’t really the […]

A Small-Business Triad

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A few weeks ago www.paraisoenmagantedr.com was activated and became part of the public domain, announcing that the Playa Paraiso en Magante was open for business. Formerly known as Los Gringos before it was hijacked by the theme park crazed Captain Ahole, the restaurant and cabana rental business is now in the hands of what might […]

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