Archive for November, 2010

A View From the Roof: Our Freedoms–and Our Country–are Going Down the Drain

A View From the Roof: Our Freedoms–and Our Country–are Going Down the Drain

I spend a lot of time reading about the state of the world. Actually, more time than Linda would like for me to spend. My Blackberry allows me easy access to the internet and I check things out quite frequently. Frankly, I am deeply disturbed by what I read. The […]

by November 21, 2010 22 comments View from the Roof
Another Saint Who Lived Her Dream in Ecuador

Another Saint Who Lived Her Dream in Ecuador

Note:  This blog is long and detailed, but stick with it and I think you’ll find it not only shocking but extremely enlightening. Rachel Saint was the sister of Nate Saint and aunt to Nate’s son Steve Saint, who both lived out their dreams in Ecuador.  Nate (Nathaniel) lost his […]

by November 20, 2010 4 comments Ecuador, Ecuador Culture
Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines, Part II–The Ecuador Inspiration for Steve Saint’s Flying Car

Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines, Part II–The Ecuador Inspiration for Steve Saint’s Flying Car

Steve Saint drives a Maverick Sport flying car.  This remarkable car can also swoop down onto the ground and be driven over a variety of surfaces, even skim along the water.  It’s an all-terrain vehicle with the ability to land or take off in a very short distance. As astonishing […]

by November 20, 2010 Comments are Disabled Amazon Region, Ecuador, Ecuador Culture, Living in Ecuador

Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines, Part I

Steve Saint has developed a flying car.  For years he dreamed of building special flying machines to transport people out of places like jungles where conventional airplanes don’t have room to maneuver. What he ultimately built was a little car that you can drive on roads and then soar off […]

by November 18, 2010 3 comments Amazon Region
Ecuadorian Food:  Anyone for Crispy Critters? Extreme Eating Ecuadorian Style

Ecuadorian Food: Anyone for Crispy Critters? Extreme Eating Ecuadorian Style

Ecuadorian food can be starchy, bland and downright boring.  But September offers the more adventurous, or loco, foodie something new, albeit possibly nauseating, to consume.  It all depends upon how cast-iron your stomach and your constitution are. September is the time of year when beetles swarm and grubs are overturned […]