Man Unkind

“A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds.”  When I posted that on Facebook yesterday, I didn’t know that it would be my last post before a church massacre less than six hours from my home in Charlotte, North Carolina. True, a safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds, and always will be. But an … Continue reading Man Unkind

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

Dia del Tamal

Today was simultaneously: The Festival of Cowboys, Dia del Tamal, and the Colombian futbol game. Apparently, here in Ibague (capital of Tolima, a department in Colombia), they have festivals every other day, or some other inordinate frequency. Today, it was the Festival of the Cowboy. That meant that children walked through the streets with toy … Continue reading Dia del Tamal

Lunes

Today I woke up and had breakfast (fruit, bread, cheese, orange juice, and coffee again). Because I wasn’t supposed to meet our team lead until 2:00, I had the morning to myself. I watched futbol, worked on USA things, and read. I’m at the epilogue of the fifth Game of Thrones book and, for those … Continue reading Lunes