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About el duende grande
Biography:
Retired American living in and near Esteli since mid-2006
Location:
near Esteli
Interests:
gardening travel, photography
Occupation:
retired jack of all trades
Your interest in Nicaragua:
retired, gardening, nature, travel
I started a study of Nicaraguan native cactus., of which there are 30 plus species.
How did you find TRN:
on nicaliving

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so, I started to watch the Consulates 4th of July thingy..

by el duende grande on 07-06-2020 at 09:55 AM
It started off with the traditional Marine honor guard. I waited for the substance of the program which unfortuneatly never came.

After a couple minutes of women's lib agitprop I switched off and came back later to find Latin music so I switched off again.

It would have been better to have just re-broadcast Trump's Mt. Rushmore speech with Spanish subtitles.

Spent a day with the immediate family in the countryside, nice to see the kid's running around in the

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same ole same ole

by el duende grande on 03-09-2020 at 09:43 PM
We are in to the misery season but some days are still overcast and not too hot. Countryside is drying up and water shortages in town and the communities.
Somebody found the rubber snake I gave to the grandkid a few years ago and they left it on my workbench. hahaha very funny, it took my weathered brain a few seconds to realize that cobras don't live in Nic. Got my eye on an oversized rubber scorpion for the other grandkid this year.
The Chicomvirus hype is on, stores selling

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Chugging along...

by el duende grande on 12-02-2018 at 08:27 AM
Good news, bad news. We are in the North American winter, cool evenings perfect for sleeping without a fan or AC. Broke out the wool blanket this week. Bad news, aguinaldo hit the 22nd, ushering in the Bacanal, a month of greed, drunkenness, and enhanced stupidity. I'll be glad when 26 dic rolls around and ends this crap.

On the political front, the current regime has been quite successful in consolidating its power over the last 6 months. There is a feeling of fear and resentment that

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