Saturday, May 31, 2008

Former Bush Donors Now Giving to Obama

FOCUS Former Bush Donors Now Giving to Obama

Greg Gordon writes for McClatchy Newspapers: "Beverly Fanning is among the campaign donors who'll be joining President Bush at a gala at Washington's Ford's Theater Sunday night, but she says that won't dissuade her from her current passion: volunteering for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. She isn't the only convert. A McClatchy computer analysis, incomplete due to the difficulty matching data from various campaign finance reports, found that hundreds of people who gave at least $200 to Bush's 2004 campaign have donated to Obama. Among them are Julie Nixon Eisenhower, the granddaughter of the late GOP president Dwight Eisenhower; Connie Ballmer, the wife of Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer; Ritchie Scaife, the estranged wife of conservative tycoon Richard Mellon Scaife and boxing promoter Don King."

In Palmares...

I am posting a few pics I took here in Palamares as I listen to Dolly Parton and the blast of religeous music ecoing from the Plaza de Torros behind are rather pleasant little hotel (Casa Marta). I am waiting for the rest the folks to arrive to go on to Playa de los Cocos. If you are a Brazilian you know the hilarity behind this sign that in Spanish says "Palmares Buses Only"

Thursday, May 29, 2008

ACTION Fotos: of my lectures at Univ Nacional and the Univ de Costa Rica

From my lecture at he the Universidad de Costa Rica... obrigado Edson!

From my workshop at he the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica... gracias Margot!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Down time before I work tomorrow...

so I went to two museums: the Museu Nacional and the Museu de Arte y Deseño Contemoráneo… there was a very alegre butterfly space in the Nacional and a bunch of stone carvings with mat patterns… then it began to rain, so I headed back to the hotel...

Monday, May 26, 2008

¡Saludos de Costa Rica!

After a rather grueling trip... check in at 1030pm, flight to Houston which left at 12:15am... arrived at BUSH international airport about 530am and waited until 930am for flight... which was good as there were 5 San Jose flights on the departure screen... I realized early on that I was at the gate for the San Jose, CA flight but I needed the San Jose, CR flight (doh!)... not to worry... ambled down to my real gate and hung out there until time... Just a 3.5 hour flight and arrived here @ noonish (a long line at immigration and a taxi to the Aparthotel la Sabana). I decided I would just kick back here by the pool with the free wifi and do some work until dinner with Ale and the gang... as things go here I was greeted by an enormous hummingbird...

My Oscar Niemeyer Collection

I have been fascinated by the works of Brazilian architect Oscar Neimeyer. Yesterday, as I was packing to go to Costa Rica, I was emailed an invitation from some folks organizing and exposition of photos in Milan entitled:

"Arquitetura e Liberdade - Homenagem de Fotógrafos Brasileiros e Italianos a Oscar Niemeyer e Joaquim Cardoso" (Architecture and Liberty- A Homage with Brazilian and Italian Photographs to Oscar Niemeyer and Joaquim Cardoso) At the Latino Americano Expo 18/6 a 18/8 2008 Milan, Itália
I guess I am an artist... or at least a photograher!

Muito obrigado Robson!
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