Museums in Panama- and in one, a story of prostate exams for 45,000 men

https://plus.google.com/photos/111993279450383941292/albums/5920868869582588977   There are not a great many museums in Panama.  We went to the Contemporary Art Museum, from which most of these photos come.   I have labeled the photos so you know where they were taken. The art museum is in a small building not far from Panama Viejo.  It is pretty small … Read moreMuseums in Panama- and in one, a story of prostate exams for 45,000 men

A Visit With Fundiceep (the most important environmental organizations in the Highlands)

September 3 2013 Cerro Punta lies at an altitude of about 2000 meters (6500 feet) very close to the Biological Corridor.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerro_Punta,_Chiriqu%C3%AD Fundiccep (http://www.fundiccep.org/) is an environmental organization whose headquarters has been in this town for 20 years.   We wanted to see them again and their new headquarters.   Damaris was in Brazil at … Read moreA Visit With Fundiceep (the most important environmental organizations in the Highlands)

Threats to the coffee crop and possible solutions

Coffee grown in the highlands and perhaps elsewhere are subject to attacks by insects as well as molds and fungus.  The current threat is a fungus, I believe.  Since the 1980’s the ‘cafeteros’ (coffee farmers) here have mostly used harsh and costly chemicals to combat the threats, including Round Up.  During our Peace Corps period … Read moreThreats to the coffee crop and possible solutions

From Boca Brava

https://plus.google.com/photos/111993279450383941292/albums/5917891477441100753   Boca Brava-  there be whales nearby in quantity!   We are here for the second time.  About 3 and a bit years ago  the Peace Corps regional leader, a wonderful young woman named Abby (now a PC volunteer in Ecuador), organized a regional meeting here.  It is just as lovely now as then. … Read moreFrom Boca Brava