Author Archives: Kris Cunningham

About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.

Holiday Giving

We probably all understand the delight of giving gifts to kids and playing Santa. But, for us adults, is it necessary? I’ve seen so many people stressed trying to do everything on their agenda for the holidays, and spending money … Continue reading

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Learn Spanish!

I have remained good friends with Yaira, my Spanish teacher, and I thank her every day for my ability to communicate in my adopted country. “English is widely spoken in Panama”? No, outside of areas known for expats, this isn’t … Continue reading

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A Night in Boquete

Last night we had our first band gig since coming back from the US, and the first gig with our new speakers and amplifier. It was fantastic!! The amplifier has plenty of power and the speakers can handle it. And … Continue reading

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California Fires

My daughter lives in Santa Rosa CA. I’ve written in the past about the fires that swept through there and destroyed thousands of homes and buildings. There have been many pictures in the media but they can’t have the same … Continue reading

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Back from the USA

It was a wonderful time with family. It means so much to me that I not only have two wonderful daughters, but now three amazing grandchildren. And, even better, The whole family was together for Thanksgiving, including Joel and the … Continue reading

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We are back in the US. I have things in mind to write about, but with the whole family here including three young grandchildren, there is minimal quiet time. You can credit this writing with being on the west coast … Continue reading

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Suicide Shower

That sounds scary! These water heaters are actually very common in this part of the world, and if you can get past the idea of electric wires in (actually above) the shower they work quite well. Hot water isn’t standard … Continue reading

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Nothing Going On

It’s been quite a while since I’ve been here on the blog. There just hasn’t been much to talk about. I’m finally recovering from that dang cold that hung on forever. The band has been keeping me busy between gigs, … Continue reading

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This and That

There is nothing pressing on my mind to write about, but of course that doesn’t mean I won’t rattle on about something. Right now, it’s just daily life, mostly music and coughing. A cold has made its way though the … Continue reading

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California, a Week of Fire

It’s been exactly a week since my daughter and her family fled Santa Rosa in the early hours of the morning as the fires rushed into the city. I know there are disasters in many other places but this is … Continue reading

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