Monday, August 21, 2017

funny (not so funny)

The cognitive dissonance... it's mind-boggling. What gets me are those that get on their laptops (a product of science) and their hand-held devices (another product of science) to showcase their ignorance and/or close-mindedness on the Internet (yet another product of science). WTF? If you don't believe in science, it would be less hypocritical if you used something like, say, smoke signals to spread your anti-science message, instead of the convenient tools that exist today because of science. Either that, or STFU.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

a visual of my roatan's message

I used the website to create this word art of the most common words in the My Roatan blog. This has been my message to the world these past TEN years of blogging about My Adventures in Creating Nirvana.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

timely wisdom

the leader of the free world

President Obama is quoting Nelson Mandela in his most retweeted tweet ever.

"the only morally justifiable reaction is disgust"

Tuesday was a great day for David Duke and racists everywhere. The president of the United States all but declared that he has their backs.

When a white supremacist stands accused of running his car into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring 19, Americans of goodwill mourn and demand justice. When this is done in the context of a rally where swastikas are borne and racist and anti-Semitic epithets hurled, the only morally justifiable reaction is disgust. When the nation’s leader does not understand this, the nation can only weep.
- Washington Post Editorial

internet meme of the day

The latest meltdown. My maternal grandfather's merchant ship was torpedoed in the Caribbean by white supremacists during WWII. Although he's now transcended, Mr. Evans Cooper survived to tell the story. We must all act to smother and suffocate fascism wherever and whenever it begins to manifest its evil head. History is counting on us.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

thelma and louise in the tidal pool

This morning, Thelma, Louise, and I visited the Shell Beach area of the property and their favorite tidal pool.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

project x (continued...)

This week we've been putting a good a bit of resources and energy into Project X, a new space on the west-facing part of the property that I'm tentatively calling Serenity. The work this week involves installing reinforced bamboo fencing around the perimeters of the dual-level deck spaces located above Buccaneer Landing. The new decks have commanding views of the verdant ridges of Roatan, the Diamond Rock mangrove forests, the tranquil seagrass flats between the island and the reef, the Mesoamerican barrier reef, the Caribbean Sea beyond it, and the expansive, infinite tropical sky. This is the perfect spot for sunset events at the resort.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

island angels

It's cashew season, and the other day Whitney and Britney dropped by selling roasted cashews. The girls are neighbors, their home is adjacent to Paya Bay property.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Monday, August 7, 2017

video: tropical storm franklin is just not that into us

Luckily, Tropical Storm Franklin is passing over 100 miles north off the Bay Islands. Besides a few showers earlier today, we are experiencing virtually no effects from this storm (it's actually sunny outside right now as I publish this post). As always, best wishes to our neighbors in Mexico and Belize who may be more impacted by this weather system.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

the magic of paya

A few weeks ago I noticed a couple of white-crowned pigeons (Patagioenas leucocephala) had made their nest in an eye-level coconut tree right off our main deck.

More recently I noticed the eggs had hatched and the chicks seemed quite well-fed and healthy.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Friday, July 21, 2017

been traveling...

I've been traveling on the Honduran mainland the last several days. My business trip took me to...

Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, and...

San Pedro Sula, the second largest city and industrial hub.

speedos... nude... whatever!

Good one, John! Thank you!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

article: less clothing, more vitamin D – a simple health hack with profound benefits

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That’s significant because you might be spending most of a day at the beach or by a pool, wearing only a swimsuit, and thinking that you’ll be getting tons of vitamin D, but that may not be the case if you’re constantly slathering on a strong sunscreen. Of course, it’s not good to get sunburned and you should actively try to prevent sunburning, but you also have to be careful not to go overboard or else you won’t get any vitamin D. Ideally, you should only wear sunscreen if you have a tendency to burn easily or if you plan on being out in the sun for a relatively long period of time. If you’re only going outside for a little bit or you typically don’t burn easily, then hold off on the sunscreen. Bring it along with you just in case, but you don’t have to put it on right away necessarily. I like to put a little bit of sunscreen on my ears, nose, shoulders, genitals, and butt – but only after I’ve gone unprotected for an hour or so.

Really it’s just best to get out in the sun unprotected until you get the slightest bit pink and then get out of the sun for the day. Over time your sun tolerance will increase. You’re melanin responses will eventually give you a darker tan that will act as a natural sunscreen. Vitamin D has also been found to have a protective effect against sunburn, so as your vitamin D levels increase that will provide additional protection from sunburn. Nature knows! Here in Florida I can be outside for several hours before I start to turn pink because, as a native Floridian, I’ve developed a pretty good sun tolerance.

So just remember, if you want vitamin D when you go outside you need wear the least amount of clothing comfortably/legally possible and hold off on the sunscreen unless you’re confident you’ll burn.

"Vitamin D." Get it?!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

happy 4th of July, U.S. Americans!

May the United States of America always be the land of the free and the home of the brave! Cheers, mis amigos gringos!

Monday, July 3, 2017

ricas micheladas!

Paya Bay's restaurant and the Black Iguana beach bar are currently serving some exquisite ice-cold Micheladas! Make sure and try these spicy, deliciously-tangy Mexican concoctions on your next visit to Paya! You combine the tomato juice, lime juice, and spices "broth" with your favorite beer in a salted, frozen beer mug. My personal favorite beer for Micheladas is Corona, but they can be made with your favorite local Honduran brew, and those are also smashing!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.