Stories on the website
this month

The night we saved Volcan . Flames licked up the side of the hill and surrounded the firemen and our intrepid reporter. Then the water ran out.

Friendly and clean: two words that sum up the town of Chitre . David Dell says the main square has some of the elegance of Mexico' most prominent towns.

A promise is a promise, and David Dell does his best to deliver an idyllic day at the beach to his wife. What happens next would make an ideal comedy script for Rowan (Mr. Bean) Atkinson.

The Bambito Hotel is a fine establishment close to Volcan, but it went to the dogs on Saturday in March. That's when it hosted its first-ever dog show . There are more shows to come, we are told.

New format for Your Panama Focus this month

The format for Your Panama Focus has changed this month to accommodate busy people.

I received a number of welcome and helpful emails following last month's issue. I was delighted to have the input because this newsletter is yours, not mine. It is written to provide what you want, and that's difficult to do without input from you.

Anyhow, one request was for the new stories to be listed at the top. Done! I hope this works better for everyone.

Another request was for more stories from people in the process of moving here. I immediately signed up the person who made that request, and his story will appear later this year. I will also be in touch with a lady who has already contributed two articles to this site. Her move comes up soon.

If you know of anyone else who is looking, and whether their impressions are good or bad, please let them know that I am always looking for viewpoints, information, or just hilarious skits that may help or amuse our readers.

No one said so, but I have the impression that perhaps I talk too much. (What do you expect? I'm a writer! Writers live by words.) has been a very personal type of website. Regular readers have come to know me and, I hope, trust me. Now, David Dell is also on the scene, and his style is also very personal.

I carried that over to this newsletter, and maybe that was a mistake. After all, its true purpose is simply to let you know about new stories so you can look at those in which you are interested without having to wade through more than 100 pages to see what there is.

Please let me know what you think, and if you prefer the shorter format.

Until next month,


I hope you enjoyed this issue of Your Panama Nuggets. Watch for the next issue on Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. EST.