This is a recycling workshop that a lady from Spain gave in the mayors office. Dora and I went and learned how to make ashtrays/votives out of aluminum cans. P.S. This is great because there is no recycling on the island, let alone a steady trash pick-up system. So I have learned to be verrrrry concious of my trash. Little by little the locals are learning too. Oftentimes they just burn it up or throw it out the window and forget about the long term effects on this beautiful environment.
Plenty to celebrate on Ometepe October 31st 2008 Happy (belated) Halloween! Feliz dia de brujas!
Happy Day of the Dead! (today, November 2)
Happy almost election day!
If you missed it, here is my most recent column article in the Bainbridge Review:
For my english conversation group this week I bought I pumpkin and we carved it together (well, i mostly carved it, struggling, as they watched - the pumpkin skin is thicker down here!) I have li ... 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