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He balances, but not alone

It’s no easy feat to keep your balance. On some level, that’s what sports are—the skateboard teetering on the edge of the ramp, the gymnast’s...

The power of a woman’s fist

How would the world change if every girl learned how to fight? It’s not the answer to all this violence: men have the bulk...

The story of César Lizano, Olympic marathoner—and his tips for running in Costa Rica

César Lizano represented Costa Rica at the 2012 London Olympics marathon. In addition, he has run 18 other marathons, including Chicago, New York and,...

The only way out is up

Have a seat. Stretch out. Your favorite couch, perhaps. A rocking chair. A cushiony bed. Take a moment: you’ve arrived. But isn’t it amazing how...

Death is a question; who will answer?

Why is it that some people leave behind not just a void, but a call? A renowned doctor. A loving father. A talented college...

Of presidents and kings

“Mr. President, I know that you don’t want to talk about this… but what happened?” Live television. International viewers. Glenda Umaña of Costa Rica and...

A mentor in the newsroom

Isn’t it lonely work, starting a media organization, striking out on an untested path? Not if you carry a mentor with you. Helen carries Laura. That’s...

At her daughter’s command

Motherhood claims us in different stages; there are so many ways a child can tug on our pant leg, sleeve, heart. In this case,...

Our parks are calling

Are you ready to celebrate tomorrow? We need it. When have we ever needed it more? Open air that can’t be trapped, mud that can’t be...

Beneath the surface of the Gulf of Nicoya 

When most of us look at the gulf, we see water and sky, the gentle curves and triangles of waves. He, however, sees what...
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They made this place by walking

Just five years shy of retirement, he lost his job when the world shut down. Like so many in the world, in Costa Rica,...
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