Monthly Archives: July 2012

and… I’ll be back in a couple weeks.

Here we celebrate dia de la amistad, or friendship day on June 30th. I was pretty close to broke at the end of this month so I made cards for all my friends instead of buying gifts or candy. Friends … Continue reading

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laundry day

I will never complain about having to do laundry in the states again. Here, it is complicated. If it’s raining, no way is your laundry going to dry, you have to wait.

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33 things I would have found odd 18 months ago but find completely normal at this point

1. I own a machete. Yes. 2. I wake up and it’s raining. No work and I get to sleep in! 3. I have a gas stove that I light with matches. 4. I don’t have a kitchen sink in … Continue reading

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pretty words written by someone other than me.

The Summer Day Mary Oliver Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating … Continue reading

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a gift

I was hosting a guest, drinking maté on the porch, and complaining about life when an old student called to ask if I would like to eat chipa so’o for dinner. She comes from an extremely poor family of 17, … Continue reading

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A little walk / ride in cachapé

My friend H. and I hiked the 10 km round trip to visit a site neighbor in Osioso today, and were lucky enough to get a lift on a cachapé for part of the way! Cachapés are 4 wheeled carts … Continue reading

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I buy veggies from this lady when I am in Santani

Lately, that has meant cauliflower, eggplant and cilantro! Stuff that is hard to find in site.

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