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Entries by Perry Garfinkel from 06/2009

Costa Rica Green Report Card: Arenal Volcano Region

| Posted 06.05.2009 | Green

Look, it's nearly impossible for a 114-room upscale hotel nestled into 750 acres of rainforest not to leave some footprint. But, under Wagner's guidance since 2006, not only has the hotel raised its luxury bar and won a handful of awards and stars but it also has tightened up on its various eco-programs.

Releasing My Inner Emeril: Lagasse Grilled

| Posted 06.10.2009 | Healthy Living

Emeril thinks he can turn me into one of those alpha males, cockily standing in front of the grill, deftly pushing aside pretenders to my grill throne. But, it turns out, Emeril may not be such a guy's guy after all.

Costa Rica Green Report Card: Southern Nicoya Peninsula

| Posted 06.23.2009 | Green

When we talk about eco-systems too often we forget that humans are part of the system, even if they are the last to join the community of life forms on Earth.

Releasing my Inner Ramis: Buddhist Subtext of Year One

| Posted 06.24.2009 | Entertainment

Year One: a whole new opportunity for Harold Ramis to do what he does so well -- under the guise of slapstick guffaws, subversively preach goodness over badness.