San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

It Was a Crazy Time

I was a staffer at The Tico Times back in the early ‘80s, and Linda Frazier took my place. What a crazy time that was.

One of my favorite things I ever wrote for TT was a column on “Piropos.”

The notion of men hissing at me as a compliment was pretty foreign to this young, feminist Gringa just learning Spanish. I wrote this self-righteous, indignant column that would probably make me laugh today.

Wish I had a copy – or maybe not!


–Monika Maeckle

(Monika Maeckle now lives in San Antonio, Texas, where she’s a Vice President of Business Wire, a commercial wire service. She recently earned her Master Gardener certification from the Texas A & M University Cooperative Extension and enjoys gardening, kayaking and cooking in her spare time. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Bexar County Land Trust and on the Board of the National Investor Relations Institute, Austin/San Antonio chapter. She has been married to Robert Rivard, editor of the San Antonio Express-News, since 1981. They have two sons, Nick, 21 and Alex, 18.)


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