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Chess Mates

Chess Mates

The Daily Prompt rolled through, and while tapping into a fast internet signal, I am pleased to share this post that illustrates contemplation.

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Raul, of Hostal Cruzita, takes time out to mentor a future chess master!

I remain impressed that many Ecuadorians practice the art of contemplation through the game of chess, and they take time to mentor the younger generation.

The children of Playa San Miguel Costa Rica often contemplate the mysteries of their marine ecosystem.  I will always treasure the memories of the day an olive ridley sea turtle came ashore in the daytime to lay her eggs.

Hopefully these children will grow up and help fight for nature's rights.

Hopefully these children will grow up and help fight for nature’s rights.

* Thanks to those who are actively helping (via easy pain-free voting!) the turtles catch up with the frogs; the frogs and turtles are swimming, crawling and leaping towards a $20,000 prize!  Some out-of-the USA people hit a stumbling block with the zip code requirement.  One found a way around the problem by using her sister’s USA zip code.   “Save the Frogs” remains in first place, but let’s help those endangered turtles come from behind and win in the final stretch!


(Please vote for the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative )

Thanks for spreading the word!  Z