Bar Iguana Nuevo Arenal

There is a new bar in Nuevo Arenal called Iguanas Bar. It used to be called Rumors, which we all agree was a dumb name. Iguanas bar has upgraded their furniture and has installed really good food. I enjoy lunch and sometimes a dinner there regularly. One of my favorite meals is their Tri-Tip Sandwich using imported beef from the USA. It might be a bit pricy at $10 but its damn good. They also make a lot of other good meals for around $6 and if you want to eat a dinner plate that will cost you about $15 but the food is filling and well made.

Now Rumor’s is a bar so they also offer lots of booze – what ever you want. And the place is a good hangout to see who is in town buying groceries and having a beer before returning to their castle in the jungle. I have given up booze, do not drink soda pop, and prefer water or fresh made juice with no sugar added. So far all i can drink at Bar Iguana Nuevo Arenal is water. Maybe one of these days they will offer fresh made juices. Lets hope so.

Delete Facebook

It is time to review our online activities and compare to our face to face relationships. There are more Facebook accounts then people on planet earth. Are your friends on Facebook real or some marketing ploy? For a better life, delete Facebook, and start to love again for real.


I have Facebook, but I only review what other people are up to and hardly ever tell anything about myself. People are getting arrested for speaking their minds to their friends on Facebook, a free speech right that has been eroded. It is no longer a good idea to be a Facebook fan so delete Facebook now.

Jim Morrison Mystic Warrior

Jim Morrison Poet Mystic Revolutionary

I was listening to The Music of My Youth, in particular, music of The Doors with Jim Morrison the lead singer, writer and front man. You know he never took singing lessons yet his voice is hypnotic and his lyrics were genius. If ever there was a man to start a revolution, Jim Morrison was that man. Yet, tragically, his life was cut short mysteriously at the tender age of 27 years old in a bathroom in a Paris nightclub from an overdose of heroin, a drug that he was not a user of. Yet for almost 50 years the world believed he died of heart failure in his Paris apartment bathtub. Jim Morrison was murdered to keep him from some great mission.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

I recently discovered an interview he gave to Lizzie James in which you can see how brilliant this rock and roll singer was. He was much more then a drunken LSD taking crazy man as the main stream media portrays him to this day, he was a revolutionary genius!


Interview With Jim Morrison

Lizzie James: I think fans of The Doors see you as a savior, the leader who’ll set them all free. How do you feel about that? It’s kind of a heavy burden, isn’t it?

Jim Morrison: It’s absurd. How can I set free anyone who dosen’t have the guts to stand up alone and declare his own freedom? I think it’s a lie–people claim they want to be free–everybody insists that freedom is what they want the most, the most sacred and precious thing a man can possess. But that’s bullshit! People are terrified to be set free-they hold on to their chains. They fight anyone who tries to break those chains. It’s their security….How can they expect me or anyone to set them free if they don’t really want to be free?

Lizzie: Why do you think people fear freedom?

Jim: I think people resist freedom because they’re afraid of the unknown. But it’s ironic … That unknown was once very well known. It’s where our souls belong … The only solution is to confront them — confront yourself — with the greatest fear imaginable. Expose yourself to yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Lizzie: What do mean when you say “freedom”?

Jim: There are different kinds of freedom — there’s a lot of misunderstanding … The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your senses for an act. You give up your ability to feel and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.

You can take away a man’s political freedom and you won’t hurt him — unless you take away his freedom to feel. That can destroy him.

Lizzie: But how can anyone else have the power to take away from your freedom to feel?

Jim: Some people surrender their freedom willingly–but others are are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents; they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you are born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see.

Lizzie: Are you saying that we are, in effect, brought up to defend and perpetuate a society that deprives people of the freedom to feel?

Jim: Sure … teachers,religious leaders-even friends, or so-called friends — take over where the parents leave off. They demand that we feel the only feelings they want and expect from us. They demand all the time that we preform feelings for them. We’re like actors-turned loose in this world to wander in search of a phantom … endlessly searching for a half-forgotten shadow of our lost reality. When others demand that we become the people they want us to be, they force us to destroy the person we really are. It’s a subtle kind of murder … the most loving parents and relatives commit this murder with smiles on their faces.

Lizzie: Do you think it’s possible for an individual to free himself from these repressive forces on his own — all alone?

Jim: That kind of freedom can’t be granted. Nobody can win it for you. You have to do it on your own. If you look to somebody else to do it for you — somebody outside yourself — you’re still depending on others. You’re still vulnerable to those repressive,evil outside forces, too.

Lizzie: But isn’t it possible for people who want that freedom to unite — to combine their strength, maybe just to strengthen each other? It must be possible.

Jim: Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel. Or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to — letting a person be what he really is … Most people love you for who you pretend to be … To keep their love, you keep pretending — preforming. You get to love your pretense … It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act — and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image — they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forgot all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it — they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.

Lizzie: It’s ironic — it’s sad. Can’t they see that what you’re trying to show them is the way to freedom?

Jim: Most people have no idea what they’re missing. Or society places a supreme value on control — hiding what you feel. Our culture mocks “primitive cultures” and prides itself on supression of natural instincts and impulses.

Lizze: In some of your poetry, you openly admire and praise primitive people — Indians, for instance. Do you mean that it’s not human beings in general but our particular society that’s flawed and destructive?

Jim: Look at how other cultures live –p eacefully, in harmony with the earth, the forest — animals. They don’t build war machines and invest millions of dollars in attacking other countries whose political ideals don’t happen to agree with their own.

Lizze: We live in a sick society.

Jim: It’s true … and part of the disease is not being aware that we’re diseased … Our society has too much to hold on to,and value — freedom ends up at the bottom of the list.

Lizze: But isn’t there something an artist con do? If you didn’t feel you, as an artist, could accomplish something, how could you go on?

Jim: I offer images — I conjure memories of freedom that can still be reached — like The Doors, right? But we can only open the doors — we can’t drag people through. I can’t free them unless they want to be free — more than anything else … Maybe primitive people have less bullshit to let go of, to give up. A person has to be willing to give up everything — not just wealth. All the bullshit he’s been taught — all society brainwashing. You have to let go of all that to get to the other side. Most people aren’t willing to do that.

Computer Consulting

Computer Consulting needs high sped internet

Just about everyone in Costa Rica has a computer and internet connection nowadays. And the internet speeds are quite good. ICE informed me recently that now the fiber optic cable is active that anyone in town or close to the cable can order 10 Meg/Sec internet service if they should Choose. The price is about $100 / month. I wanted this incredible speed but alas I am just over 2 kilometers away and so they limit my speeds to 2 Meg even though the actual reality is I should be able to receive up to 6 meg at my home office. Many people now have 4 meg in town and are very happy.

Computer Consultants work from home in Arenal

I know several expats who make good livings as online language instructors, and university professors who are able to conduct class remotely while living here in this jungle paradise. I myself work as an interment marketing consultant and am very happy that I do not have to get dressed in the morning before entering my office to go to work. I have no carpool lanes, parking fees, dress codes, hours of operation, company rules to live by any longer. I do not have to conform to the restrictions of a restrictive society that insists we all look and act the same in order to be accepted and not trod upon by an over bearing government.

Music of the sun god

Often I wake at an early hour before dawn, tread quietly into my office, scan my news feeds and emails, and await the music of the first light of day, the birds and crickets, dogs and chickens as they awake and greet the sun god. My music is nature’s song. Man’s music is shit. (Oh why do I spoil such lovely prose with negativity? because it is so true that the music produced by the music industry is pure garbage but most people have no clue and fill their empty heads with bad vibes from radio, videos, music discs and so on. I do not allow music in my house unless I select and supervise because it is so easy for the sounds of pain and hatred and stupidness to enter my realm). I love the sounds of nature that is the true music and the only music needed. But those who live in cities and have only car engines, honking, screaming sirens, barking dogs, gun shots as their background sounds know not the joy of the true symphony.

You thought I was going to tell you who the computer consultants in arenal are. You thought you would find help fixing your computer problems. You thought that i would ease the pain of your inability to understand how the damn computer works! I can tell you this about computer consulting help in Arenal, it is available, and it is variable. Now it depends what your problems are. Most problems are computer user ignorance and for this there is little help from the consultant other then to do your job for you. You must read the manual. Well nowadays the computers are without books, you must go online and download the guide or do a google search for the question you have and READ THE DAMN ANSWER. It is so simple really, the main problems with computers today, is user ignorance.

The next problem we find with computer issues is the ignorant computer user trusting an almost ignorant friend who is going to solve their computer problem for them. The computer owner turns their loved (well often hated ) appliance over to their trusted friend who goes about trying to solve the problem and 9 times out of 10 we hear this “Sorry but your hard drive is damaged and must be reformatted” revealing the true nature of an almost computer idiot who has ruined any chance of an easy solution by mucking about where they do not belong.

Having worked with computer systems my entire life I can assure you that uneducated computer users are the biggest problem with computers today. And the same reason why I no longer offer computer consulting services to anyone who has not read the manual nor has the vocabulary nor loves their computer. Oh and they must be using their computer in a successful profitable business. Or else how are they going to pay my consulting fee?

There are a number of hard working competent computer techs in town that can be of service should you find yourself unable to read the manual or solve your problem on your own. If you should ever find yourself in need drop me an email and I will send you the contact info of someone who may be of assistance.