Images from Costa Rica

My friend Tom Whelan decided to go to Costa Rica and makes us all jealous.  Here’s a photo he took there of a hummingbird:

And here’s a waterfall:

And here’s a strange white butterfly:

Go buy some of his photos.

You must not look like a clueless foreigner If people are asking you for directions

Here is the latest post from our fearless world traveler.

It’s about a bazillion degrees Fahrenheit in my neck of the woods, so here is a photo of the traveler, looking a bit like Kevin Youkilis, jumping into what he calls a “dope waterfall”:

“Dope”, for you old fogeys in the audience, means something like “amazing” or “extraordinary”.  (Comparative “doper,” superlative “dopest.”)  I recall when my kids taught me the word “sick,” with approximately the same meaning.  At some point “sick” wasn’t intense enough, and I was introduced to the word “ill”, meaning “really sick.”  But even old fogeys know these words nowadays.  Thus the language evolves.