Grateful for all those who “Stand By Me” — RIP Mr. King


Simply…beautiful. I hope the many who will be physically there to stand by/beside and celebrate the life of Ben E. King convey the impact his music has had (and will continue to have) on generations. This particular song is one of my favorites as I always hope to be the kind of friend that others can depend upon. I am so grateful that this man and his music made such a contribution to the soundtrack of my life. ‪#‎PeaceUntoYou‬ ‪#‎BenEKing‬

Volcan Irazu — Volcano #2 since I arrived

A holiday from classes meant a trip to nearby Volcan Irazu. We have had 3 earthquakes and a volcanic eruption since I arrived but this trip seemed like a safe bet as this volcano has been dormant for quite a while. And it paid off with great views, a drive by a community that celebrates its name — The Heart of Jesus (see statue) — and mini stories unfolding all around us.

I posted several photos (click link to see all) on the return trip to San Jose. I wound up sitting by a German woman who I met inside the crater. She’s here for her Master’s thesis on the smell of papayas…. Yes, what you just read is true.

The dark grey in the background is ash and rock from the volcano.

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