Monthly Archives: April 2013

Maybe I am Wrong

I left Guatemala with no confidence that I had made much progress in learning to speak Spanish.  I may be wrong in my assessment. Thursday afternoon I met with my Spanish Teacher here to figure out what to do next.  … Continue reading

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Last Night Here

It has been a beautiful day again today.  There has been no rain since I arrived almost a month ago.  Guatemala is known as the land of eternal spring.  I believe it.  There is no evidence that anyone has anything … Continue reading

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Winding Down

It is not apparent judging from the fact that I will be learning an entire new tense of Spanish verbs tomorrow and will take the examination on Thursday.  Those are the only two days left here.  Thursday after supper, Mark, … Continue reading

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Las Bombas!

Yes, that word means exactly what it appears to mean.  Immediately I remembered that there are live volcanos surrounding us.  I have heard the word bombas used often here in reference to what was happening right outside church this morning.  … Continue reading

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Soldiers Everywhere

It looks like an invasion.  There are large groups of very young looking people in uniform filling the sidewalks and streets and common areas.  Every once in a while one of them is holding a sign with a number on … Continue reading

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Almost Made a Bad Mistake

Ash and Tina saved my life – at least potentially.  The Cross half way up the side of a mountain north of town is easily visible.  It is a great location for pictures.  After visiting the coffee plantation this morning, … Continue reading

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Saw the Devil Last Night.

Our group from the school gathered last night for a sendoff for Michelle who is traveling back home to Chicago today.  We were sitting in a small room at the Café No Sé enjoying a few beers.  He came into … Continue reading

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A Victory!

It wasn’t a huge victory in the grand scheme of things, but it sure felt like one.  This morning I had a conversation in Spanish with Filipe, one of the maintenance staff at the school who speaks no English.  He … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Strengthens My Resolve

I searched and searched all the thousands of pictures on my computer trying to find pictures of Mary Ann to show my teacher, Ana.  She asked to see the pictures from the Volcano trip.  Then I showed her some from … Continue reading

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My Ears were Burning!

Lorenzo broke every rule of contemporary society.  His jokes were off color.  Anything remotely hinting of the politically correct was anathema to him.  If I understood it correctly when I told her about him (she knew him) my Teacher used … Continue reading

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