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· Magdalene Chronicles in KINDLE

· How to get revenge on your EX and what you should know before marrying the

· Aunt Sugar's Guide to the Tea Party Movement for the Conservatively Challen

· FAR MEMORY: On the Trail of the Grail; Book 2 of The Magdalene Chronicles

· The Followers of the Magdalene Book One of The Magdalene Chronicles series

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· OPCA; a Death Sentence

· Longing Beach

· Christmas Crime

· Roberta and the Magic Wheelchair

· Ms Mousey the Guard Cat

· Job is alive and still being tested Part One

· The Most Amazing Woman I Have Ever Known

· Opening a Writer's Retreat

· 2012 into the future

· Gambling on Ornaments

· I Love Beach Music

· Cats are Smarter than you Know.

· Confessions of a Porphyria Patient

· The Right to Death With Dignity

· Can I Do-It-Myself?

· Ulcerative Colitis; the hidden disease

· Who Do I Tell??

· Ode to a Nose in Spring

· Being Neighborly

· an ode to a silly woman

· Time

· A gift from God

· looking back

· Age

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· Writer's Retreat N.C. Coastal island

· Now in Kindle versions; Magdalene series

· Writer's retreat apartment for rent

· Newest Book on the Tea Party Movement

· Atlantis Rising Magazine and The Magdalene Chronicles

· Available Oct 1

· Published: On the Trail of the Grail #2 The Magdalene Chronicles

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Costa Rica Looks Good to Me
8/27/2010 12:40:42 PM

Thinking of trying the Expat life? Read this.
My husband and I have been asking ourselves how our country can possibly be going the direction that it is. Of course there are a lot of answers but I can't say that I like any of them. I am still big with family togetherness and simplicity of life. I don't want to bother anyone and I sure don't want them to bother me. I don't think the government should interfere with our personal lives, our religion, our businesses and our beliefs. You could put me in the uniform of our forefathers and, except for the fact that I am a woman, I would fit perfectly. I listen to Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Bortz and others because they are sanity in this world of unsanity. I still go to church and believe that a strong belief in God in important. I have always been patriotic and loved this country. Now, I am beginning to look for alternatives to living here.

I began my search by looking through the islands in the Caribbean. I found much that was positive; weather, friendliness, ease of travel. Then I found that most of the countries were not what we Americans were shown when we visited. There is much poverty that isn't on the travel brochures. There are language barriers and it seems as if many expats live in small communes behind wrought iron fences and gates. Where is freedom? You just exchange one disappointment for another.

Last year I began to research the possibility of Belize. I love the greenery and the beautiful flowers, birds, butterflies, fish and the people are friendly and wonderful. They also speak English. They used to be owned by the British prior to becoming independant. There isn't a lot of violence in this lovely country. So why haven't I moved? Well, others have also discovered paradise and the prices are rising quickly. Today real estate is almost equal to prices here in the US. I want a little more simplicity than that.

Mexico is a definite "no go" for me. I don't care if someone GIVES me a huge hacienda. I do NOT want to live where drugs are king and rule the country. There is just too much going on in that country to suit me. I used to go over several times a year just to wander around and buy souvenirs. I even bought merchandise to sell in my gift store. But since the last time I visited, in 2000, many US tourists have disappeared from previously friendly places. Americans are robbed and attacked there every day. So, where else can we check out?

This led me to Coast Rica. I have been following the Americans and Canadians who have moved here through their websites and blogs. I subscribe to International Living (well, I have since the 60's). Costa Rica and the other small countries in Central America are the new place to be.
I can't decide whether or not to try the beaches, the mountains, the volcano, or near the capital of San Jose. There are great hospitals there and medical care is cheaper and as good as it is in America. The language may be a barrier for a while but you can learn Spanish and plenty of people speak English. You can always find an Expat to translate. Property is pretty reasonable so far. They have a stable government. I think I may give it a try. come with!

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More Blogs by Pinckney D Rivers
• Blogging for 2011 - Wednesday, March 02, 2011
• 2011 Already? - Sunday, January 02, 2011
• Keeping Up Appearances - Saturday, October 23, 2010
• Guru Yourself! - Monday, October 18, 2010
• So who hired me anyway? - Tuesday, September 28, 2010
• And I Wanted to be a Writer! - Friday, September 17, 2010
•  Costa Rica Looks Good to Me - Friday, August 27, 2010  

• starting K5 - Wednesday, August 18, 2010
• My Grandson and Me - Saturday, July 10, 2010
• Patriotic Services - Sunday, July 04, 2010
• Lights, camera, action; cue the President. - Tuesday, June 15, 2010
• Whew! what a job! - Friday, May 28, 2010
• Happy Mother's Day - Sunday, May 09, 2010
• Too much for the week. - Saturday, May 01, 2010
• Freelancing is not freeloading - Thursday, April 15, 2010
• Blog, Blog, Blog Blah!! - Wednesday, April 14, 2010
• Embarrassed to be Baptist - Tuesday, April 06, 2010
• I am an American and I ain't takin'it no more! - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
• I am an AMERICAN! - Monday, March 22, 2010
• Being Liberally Challenged - Monday, March 01, 2010
• children say the funniest things - Monday, January 04, 2010
• The Magdalene Chronicles based in fact???? - Wednesday, November 04, 2009
• Book two of a series is the hardest to write - Saturday, September 26, 2009
• On the Trail of the Grail - Friday, September 18, 2009
• Far Memory; On the Trail of the Grail - Sunday, August 16, 2009
• Flag Your Friends and Turn 'Em In REDUX - Wednesday, August 12, 2009
• Book Two is in Production; FINALLY! - Friday, August 07, 2009
• The care and feeding of the second book in a series - Friday, May 22, 2009
• Boy! What a Ride! - Saturday, April 25, 2009
• Writing what you know. - Tuesday, April 21, 2009
• Mary Magdalene from whence comes the story - Friday, March 27, 2009
• Oh Sure! Let's Just Keep on Keepin' on - Wednesday, February 18, 2009
• Way Back Machine comes true - Sunday, February 01, 2009
• Controversial Subjects get a lot of Attention - Monday, January 19, 2009
• Dreams can tell you something - Saturday, December 06, 2008
• Were The Gospels Faked? Oh, come on! - Sunday, July 27, 2008
• goings on in the Magdalene Chronicles - Wednesday, July 16, 2008
• royalites are welcome any time any where - Tuesday, July 01, 2008
• Far Memory; What is it? - Monday, April 07, 2008
• Living With Dying Aint for the Faint of Heart - Friday, February 29, 2008
• NEVER give up on your book! - Friday, November 09, 2007
• The Magdalene Chronicles - Saturday, October 27, 2007
• Mormons? What are they all about? - Tuesday, September 25, 2007
• M.Magdalene has descendants in US - Tuesday, September 04, 2007
• Inviting trouble through your writing - Friday, August 31, 2007
• What was he world like BEFORE Jesus? - Sunday, June 17, 2007
• The Magdalene Chronicles: Far Memory book 2 - Sunday, June 17, 2007
• Getting the word out! - Saturday, June 16, 2007
• promotional tours scare the HELL outta me! - Thursday, June 14, 2007
• Ever Wonder? - Wednesday, June 13, 2007
• why would I write this story. - Tuesday, June 12, 2007
• Selling books is work! - Friday, June 08, 2007
• I have it in my hands - Friday, April 20, 2007
• Magdalene Chronicles at BEA - Thursday, March 29, 2007
• The Magdalene Chronicles: birth of a series - Thursday, March 15, 2007

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