When I first moved out of my host family’s home and into my own house, my neighbors in Barrio San Martin became a second family to me. They gave me food, we passed the time talking on each other’s porches, I … Continue reading
A despedida is a goodbye party. To despedir someone is to say goodbye. This is what I’ve been doing for the last month. The next few posts will document all the goodbyes I’ve been having, and —por fin (finally!)– you’ll get … Continue reading
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. So when I Skyped with my family on Thanksgiving day, and they placed the computer at the head of table so that the food was within my visual range, yet I couldn’t touch it, and … Continue reading
I was sort of a waste of space this week. I mean, it happens. I got sick during the two days I was going to leave for communities: Wednesday I was going to go to a health fair, and Thursday … Continue reading
This is a story about a house. This house, in fact: It is pink and beautiful and has the components to make an outstanding fruit salad growing right there in its very own backyard: mango, papaya, banana, avocado, and cilantro– … Continue reading
People bump into people. We interact, we talk, we move around, we stare at each other, and sometimes, in small ways, we leave an impression on someone else. We may never even know it, but it’s there. -Like the lady … Continue reading
My roommate Leo left for China last week! This is Leo: If you also just left for China, please, be his friend. GOOD LUCK LEO AND THE REST OF THE NEW CHINA PCTs!