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Welcome To Vilcabamba
"The Sacred Valley of Longevity"

This Is A Privately Circulated Blog, scribbled exclusively for Friends & Familiars, that peers into and pontificates about Expat life in the hinterlands of South America. If your eyesight is less than optimal (like mine), then just click the type size up a notch on your browser..

Here you will find a series of curmudgeonly commentaries that I've posted from atop my rickety old soapbox for the past few years. And yes, there are indeed political rantings, so place your seats in the upright position and fasten your seat belts .... it may be a bumpy ride.


I'm Suffering From ....WHAT?

Sorry, dear readers, but it appears that I will soon be forced to take some psychotropic drugs to help 'cure' my well-known negativity when it comes to all politicians and The Powers That Be.

According to Mike Adams, Editor of "NaturalNews" who happens to be my neighbor, Psychiatrists have been working on the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and, in it, they hope to add a whole slew of new psychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, many of these disorders are merely differences in personality and behavior among people.

The new edition may include "disorders" like "oppositional defiant disorder", which includes people who have a pattern of "negativistic, defiant, disobedient and hostile behavior toward authority figures." Some of the "symptoms" of this disorder including losing one's temper, annoying people and being "touchy".

Hm-mmm. Yep, that's me alright. So if I suddenly appear to be zonked-out and pharmacalized or having too sunny a disposition when listening to the mass media 'news' you'll now know why. Or-rrrrrrrr, maybe I should avail myself of the other kind of "natural" drug as shown below.