this was the first day of the "appropriate technologies" workshop and we had a blessing ceremony of the site. the 13 white candles symbolize our plee of pardon to the gods. the yellow candle and yellow flowers means the pillar of the universe, nature, weather, animals. The white candle and flowers signify death, the color of bone, the white barbarian northerner who always brings pain and suffering. the red candle and flowers is where the sun rises, or life begins, and the black candle (practically melted, opposite red) signifies where the sun sets and we cross over to a new life. the blue candle in the center means water, and the green, earth.
independent studying... April 29th 2007 hello from maggie's world! (sorry cameron. yes, i did copy and paste this from the email I sent you yesterday. hope you'll forgive me) well, here i am in a town called Comitan. yep, i abandoned San Cristobal because it just wasnt working out there and here everything just seemed to fall into place. i am doing my 1 month independent study project with an organization called Educacion para la p ... read more
I started this blog to keep my family and friends in the loop as I embarked on my travels abroad to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.
Now, I invite you to follow the most challenging adventure of my life: being a first-year Teach For America teacher in Denver.
I have taught in many different settings (basic spanish to 6th graders in Claremont, basic english to day laborers in Seattle, basic english to friends in Nicaragua, photography to orphans in Mexico, et... full info