Tico Tales: Atole de Arroz con Leche, with Clouds

Dominical view, photo by Author

In the first week of my Costa Rican writing sabbatical, Virginia (pronounced Veer-HEEN-ia) came unannounced one afternoon, setting off the barking dogs and causing me, in my half-asleep pensiveness, to levitate off my writing sofa. Virginia is one of ’s many sweet Tico neighbors here in the hills above San Isidro de El General in Costa Rica. Jan has been living here among the locals for about 11…