On The Road Again

Immediately when I returned from Ibague to Charlotte, my family left on a road trip to Madison, Wisconsin, to see my sister, Mikal, and her boyfriend, Gavin. Here also I have a meeting with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s graduate programs. Before we left, it deluged at my home. Kay (really our neighbor, but actually our … Continue reading On The Road Again

The Hidden Beach

On Wednesday we went to a little hidden beach a short way (even by non-Colombian standards!) away from Santa Marta. We drove this short way through mountains of desert. This is something else that I’ll highlight here. In Colombia, you encounter abject poverty in many places, until you turn a corner and are surrounded by … Continue reading The Hidden Beach

What it Really Means When a Leader Says “This is a Team-Building Activity.”

…it means, basically, “hold on to your diapees!” Let me preface this by saying that there are three basic steps to handling crisis situations when faced with them as a leader of any group of people. If you are a leader and you notice that a crisis situation might be forming, you subtly and quietly … Continue reading What it Really Means When a Leader Says “This is a Team-Building Activity.”

That Gringa Batwoman

Yesterday we had the Arts and Environment Festival that had been planned by the Festival Team for five weeks. Every country represented had a table decorated with symbols of their country and food that was typical of their home. We also had a table where the arts and crafts that our foundations (ninos and abuelitos) … Continue reading That Gringa Batwoman