This month we are gonna talk about ¿Who’s who? We are gonna define the Personal Pronouns, just for the record a Personal Pronoun is a word that we use to substitute persons or things when they are the subject of the sentence.
Marcela eats a lot. I don’t want to say “Marcela” any more so I can say: She eats a lot. “She” is the Personal Pronoun that I used to substitute for “Marcela” (a person).
The house has two garages. I don’t want to say “The house” any more so I can say: She has two garages. “She” is the Personal Pronoun that I used to substitute for “The house” (a thing).
I did NOT say It has two garages -not in Spanish-. In Spanish “The house” is a “she”. “The house” is not a person (I now that) but “The house” has a gender which is femeninA. In Spanish “The house” is a “she”.
I know it is hard to swallow but you will get used to this concept soon. Believe me, there are more important things to worry about… (Like VERBOS for instance).
By Mark Goldstein
When was the last time that you said to yourself “It will feel so good to shrink things down, to compress my body, to squeeze things shut” ? Maybe you have, but I doubt it.
In retrospect, what do we all do after sitting at a desk to long, or after riding in a car or airplane seat for many hours?
Quite often we stand up, put our hands on our hips, push our hips forward and send our shoulders back and then probably make a nice long releasing sigh.
Right? This is good, this is great, this is…..wait for it….this is a backbend!
This is extending the spine, this is opening up the spaces between our vertebrae, this is creating space.
July’s pose of the month is the backbend.
By Shelagh Duncan
We all like to add a touch of our own personality to our home décor. Sometimes it is not easy to know how to focus that creativity. Selecting a particular theme is one of the easiest ways to achieve this.
This month we are looking at MEXICAN STYLE. It works really well with our tropical homes and you will often only need a few well chosen pieces to make a difference.
Here are some ideas of how to add that touch of Mexico to your home.
By Jim Parisi
Terry McLaughlin is a cat of many lives. He is an educated, interesting conversationalist and he loves to blow harp to some low-down, dirty blues. Terry was born in Letcher County, Kentucky’s poorest and has a sharp sense of humor that is somehow unable to hide his softer, compassionate side. He’s a cat of many lives, a few of which, he is ready to admit, he blew through when he was younger and time was expendable. Terry told me that gospel and “porch music”, especially of the Appalachian variety, were his first exposure to his lifelong fascination with music. He had his first paying gig as a musician at the age of thirteen and has been at it some forty-odd years since. After a lifetime of touring, in the new incarnation of El Gato, Terry and his wife Lynn have now been living in the Tamarindo area for about ten months. Terry shows up regularly at the Wednesday night Open Mike shows at Pasotiempo and this guy is a walking music encyclopedia, a true fellow music geek. He’s played in dozens of bands throughout his career and has played with some of the true blues greats, such as the three Kings: Albert, Freddie and B.B., and with Carla Thomas, who recorded with Otis Redding. Honestly, I’m in awe. And it is apparent in his stage presence that he is comfortable in his skin, a born “Front Man”.
By Bill Dwyer
In May’s post I suggested potato salad as a good side dish for Wiener Schnitzel, so I thought it would be a good idea to provide a potato salad recipe in this issue. Potato salad, of course, goes well with many other main dishes. It’s a favorite for picnics, potlucks and parties, too. Over the years, by trial and error, I’ve settled on this combination of ingredients, and the result has proven popular. This recipe makes a large quantity of salad, suitable for the kinds of occasions just mentioned. You can easily reduce the proportions of the ingredients to make a smaller batch.
These Horoscopes are meant to be fun and enjoyed. They should not be taken too seriously.
CANCER -June 22-July 22
You will be plagued by theological doubts today, and will flirt with the idea of changing your religion. Subconciously, this is because your envious of the really cool hats that some of the people in other religions get to wear.
RULING GEMSTOME: RUBY
LEO - July 23- August 22
It will occur to you that there may be something behind the heroic and daring exploits of people in commercials for snack foods. You are absolutely right- in fact; snack foods can be dangerous if over-indulged in. I once wrestled a giant anaconda after downing a bag of Ranch flavored potato chips and a Hostess Ho Ho.
RULING GEMSTONE: PERIDOT, JADE
Bienvenidos/Welcome to Paradise..we hope you enjoy your vacation here with us and all around this beautiful country. There is much to do, see, eat and drink so get out there and enjoy. We are into the early part of our “Green Season” so look for those afternoon showers, sometimes heavy – take care while driving….we are lucky to have great live music so check Barba Roja on Friday to hear Robbie Clark and The Live Wire or Wednesday night at Dos Locos for Benjammin and The Howlers…also at Dos Locos on Saturday afternoon you can relax to the Pura Vida Social Club with a great guaro sour or margarita…check our live music listing for more!..we would like to thank Alan Murray of Portsmouth, England for the great cover shot of the Manuel Antonio Beach area at sunset…you too might make the cover of Quepolandia – remember to send in your best shot 300dpi and see what happens……we wish everyone from the US a Happy 4th of July and those from Canada and Happy Canada Day and………Costa Rica – a great celebration of Guanacaste Day…that about it for this month….follow us here and come back soon…………ciao…….P