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Time to go already?
August 24, 2007

Did I do anything other than work while I was in Costa Rica? Sure. I relaxed.

I got up when I felt like it and not when an alarm called me to a new day. I ate leisurely breakfasts and drank wonderful Costa Rican coffee. I even kept my eye on CNBC. Even on vacation I like to follow the financial news.

There was sunshine in the morning. That felt good. It would feel better in January, but I had other reasons to be here this month.

In my spare moments I finished a book about Robert E. Lee. It is based on his letters. It was somewhat difficult to read because I have been busy since I bought it in July and have absorbed it in snippets. Also, it is not in chronological order exactly. It skips around a bit.

I didn't know he was an engineer who tried to modify the flow of the Mississippi around St. Louis to prevent the port from silting up. I didn't know he was commandant at West Point and built the stables for cavalry there.

I have a little time left to do other things, though the thought of my Sunday departure is already looming in my thinking.

Costa Rica is a great country to visit. Time here goes by too quickly, but I have to be back in the office Monday morning.

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On August 24, 2007 ame936 said
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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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