Tag Archives: Guatemala

Camera Shy


“No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.” ~Minor White Some will be happy to see that previous blog entries are New! and Improved! with photographs. Even I must agree … Continue reading

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Righteous B-Ball


El Centro is the busiest piece of real estate in San Pedro. It´s in front of the municipal building, behind the market. By day it´s a school yard and by night it´s the hottest b-ball court in town. We´re talking … Continue reading

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Where the Streets Have No Name


This is that place. It´s probably as big as New Hope and Lambertville combined. With no, totally nada, street names. If you want to visit I´ll explain to go up the hill on the street of the Santiago dock, before … Continue reading

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Present Perfect (Grammar Free!)


San Pedro is a nice place to be. I find myself just sitting, enjoying the moment for many moments. I don´t do this often enough at home. Here I get up (get this) at 6:30 am (yes, Nancy, voluntarily), get … Continue reading

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It´s Summertime, Boy!


Today I practiced time: hours, days, months, and seasons. Imagine my surprise when I learned I am now smack dab in summer here! I think that´s because it gets up to 75 degrees some days, instead of the typical 72 … Continue reading

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My Brain Huuuuurts


Sunday evening I arrived in San Pedro after 28 hours of nonstop travel. That is not a typo. And most of it went more smoothly than expected. There is not a sense of urgency in Guatemala; the bus may or … Continue reading

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AFP Corrections


Well, that didn’t  go as expected. Turns out jaguars have no interest in eating peoples. They prefer monkeys. Who knew. This is the beginning of dry season. We only had three people in our group, all of whom returned safely. … Continue reading

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Grammar Lesson: Anticipatory Future Perfect™


As you may or may not know, I read grammar books for fun. Wait! Don’t unsubscribe! This will be muy, muy interesante. I write this from the comfort of my kitchen, cozy with a cup of tea in hand, indoor … Continue reading

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On a Slow Bus to NowHere


If you’re reading this automatic entry I have arrived in Guatemala and perhaps: a) am having too many adventures to create a fresh entry. b) there are no computers in this God-forsaken place. c) have been kidnapped and am enjoying … Continue reading

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Arrival and Departure


24 FEBRUARY 2011 GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA — Flying into Guatemala City you pass over sculpted mountains as far as you can see. It feels like entering the airspace of a topo map : brown fields yearning for crops, lush greenery … Continue reading

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