Los Gringos

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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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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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Creating A Brand

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My story continues…   The good Captain Ahole has set sail and taken every faux Captain Jack Sparrow with him. The ship has been dismantled and the wooden cannon and the half boat kids play structure, with the sign that read “play at your own risk”, are gone. What is left behind? Well as luck […]

'Formerly Known As...'

“I said to him, ‘Just so you understand’, and I looked him straight in the eye.” Rock does the universal sign language for ‘I’m watching you’ as he recounts the final showdown with the Captain. “’This is their final offer, you have until Sunday to accept it or it is off the table, and it […]

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The Siege at Los Gringos

I consider myself a lucky man. Not because I have achieved great fortune or risen to the pinnacle of my profession. Not because I have done great things or played a part in world shaping events. I am a lucky man because of the people I have met over my lifetime, people that have helped […]

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There have been many changes to the resort at the Playa Magante. Some good, some not so good. I have been struggling to decide what I should say and what is best left unsaid. My surrounding are still quite beautiful, the ocean is the same and the palms are still standing. The dogs still stand […]

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Out Of The Darkness

There is something to be said about being on vacation. Being away from the regular routine and not feeling that sense of urgency that one gets when you wake and prepare to get out there and earn your living. Knowing that today you must succeed in order to feed your family, that today the hunt […]

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The 2015 Similar

I could write about what is happening south of my border in Trumpville. There is no shortage of fodder from his first week as president of the Divided States of America. He has signed a record number of executive orders that have a price tag in the billions, he has authorized an attack on foreign […]

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A Glance Back... 2016

I started the year absolutely reeling from the events of the previous year. 2015 had come up one personal death short of an alternate movie title, with three deaths and a wedding. It wasn’t really a good year to know me. I think I spent the first few months of 2016 looking over my shoulder […]

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