46984Re: Move into new life
- Sep 1, 2006--- In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, "Fred" <fmorgan@...> wrote:
>Being a "technology guy" myself, I, too, am stuck on technology,
> Well said Sharon,
> Anyone who wishes to think that work in the campo is superior to that
> of technology - I will buy you a machete and let you chop grass.
> I bet you quit after the first fer-de-lance. ;-)
beginning with days at IBM.
I, too see, and use, the benefits of technology daily, and find no
substitute for it.
And, when there's grass to be chopped, I hire some people pretty
skilled with a machete, who have been introduced to several other kind
of gardening tools. One of these guys is in the process of forming a
property care business... self-sufficiency comes in many forma.
Sharif Abdullah's argument is, put it all together and it's gonna come
apart, and very soon.
And, in our place, terciopelo # 15 showed up two nights ago. The cat
was fussing in the living room, making quite a racket. 2 AM. Strange
time. I went into the living room, and the car was playing "snake
pong" with a small F-D-L.
#14 fell into the shower from a shelf, having come inside when we were
having a broken pipe fixed.
Gotta love 'em.
At any event, we're not trying to romanticize the indigenous culture.
However, were telling these folks, and university people, and
foundations, and corporate funding sources that we'd like to combine
the strengths of what they have with the strengths of what we have and
see what comes out.
So far, so good.
And, if it becomes evident that we have made a mistake or two on the
march to technology, it sure wouldn't hurt to admit it.
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