Carl's Blog

Carl maintains a blog on a wide variety of stuff.
He has researched developing nations and cultures, and various things in economics.
He has been to NIcaragua about 10 times - once for a few months.  He shared some of his experiences there.
If those types of things are of interest, check it out:
There is a spot to comment and engage in discussion, and you can follow posts via email.
Whatever works.