“Nearly at One with River,” Tourist contemplates the Pacuare River in front of Rios Tropicales Lodge, Costa Rica November 2013
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Traveling A Lot
November. The whole family went to Portland, Oregon to attend the National Association for Interpretatioan conference. Marisol and Jon both presented. We also recruited Jon's father and stepmom to take care of Dion, hang with us, and allow us to stay at her sister's house in Portland.
Dion Featured in Woodworking Blog
29 May. After visiting the This Is the Place State Park in Salt Lake City, a living historical village from the time of Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith and so impressing the furniture maker with his hammering skills, Dion appeared on his blog as the craftsman's youngest apprentice. See full text or see blog live.
1 May. In accordance with tradition, we visited a new Costa Rican national park (for Dion) on Dion's birthday. This year, we visited Braulio Carrillo National Park. On 11 May, we celebrated with a more traditional party at our house.
Travels end. In September Jon traveled to Bolivia and Ecuador; at the end of September he met up with Marisol and Dion in Bariloche, Argentina. He came back for a few days and then flew to Mexico and Belize. He came back for a week and off to Guatemala. Now he expects no more travel outside of Costa Rica this year.
11 July. Jon earns Costa Rican residency.
16 June 07. Just in time for Father's Day, Dion begins to walk and then quickly run.
1 August 06. San José. I was named an adjunct professor at the Latin American School for Protected Areas, part of the University for International Cooperation.
June. San José, Costa Rica. Jon and Marisol facilitate the creation of a group to establish an ecologically sustainable intentional community in Costa Rica. The group split into two in July.
1 May. Jon & Marisol give birth to Dion Kohl, our May Day Baby. For the full story visit Dion's birth page.
27 February. Jon & Marisol move to Costa Rica to start up a new family and intentional community.
22 February. Jon presents at a World Heritage Centre-sponsored seminar in Granada, Spain.
25 October. Jon & Marisol announce the impending arrival of the newest member of the family, expected on 21 April. Gender Unknown.
19-30 September, Jon attends Vipassana 10-day silent meditation retreat.
July, Jon attends the Whole Thinking Leadership Retreat at the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont. He learns to carve a wooden spoon.
13 April, Jon appears on Voice of America.
4 April, Dartmouth College publishes a biography as a career services tool.
March 05, Jon works principally with Fermata, Inc. and freelance writing more than any time in life.
March 05, Jon and Marisol adopt Mae and Poe.
Dec 04-Jan 05. Marisol and Jon honeymoon in Galapagos & Costa Rica.
4 Sept 04. Jon & Marisol move to DC into green architecture apartment.
23 May 04, Jon & Marisol are married
December 2, 2013