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Peter Yarrow - a "Dayenu" moment

Friday, April 16, 2010      11 comments

Last night was a concert and talk by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, & Mary, music group who sang folksy protest songs in the 60s, went to jail, were there at MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, etc) - anyhow, he has started "Operation Respect," an org... Read more

Crazy weather for a wonderful conference

Thursday, April 15, 2010      5 comments

Monday was rainy and cold. Yesterday was sunny outside but the convention center was freezing, so I wore my rain jacket and a scarf all day (and I wasn't the only one). Today I'm hoping just my sweater will be warm enough. Sessions are gr... Read more

Cherry blossoms

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      11 comments

I took the train from Baltimore to Washington DC (I love riding trains) and then walked to the National Gallery of Art - not only did I not get lost, I actually recognized the building from the back!!!!! I usually am known for my lack of sense ... Read more

Baltimore - First day

Monday, April 12, 2010      8 comments

My hotel is nice - turns out that the top several floors are dorms for the culinary school that actually owns the hotel, so that the students are in culinary arts or hospitality training. (And that explains why breakfast is included with the ro... Read more

Panama Travel Blog (photos later)

Sunday, April 11, 2010      4 comments

Panama Travel March 27 to April 5, 2010 Hi all – I know not everyone loves the travel reports, but some people do, so if you don’t like them, well, you can stop. March 27 – Sabado – We had an uneventful flight to Miami and then on ... Read more

Good hair/bad hair days

Saturday, April 10, 2010      10 comments

Went to the hairdresser today, I needed more color. My natural color was a rich brown with coppery gold highlights - but as the grey has crept in, my hair has looked mousier and mousier. So I'm a redhead at the moment, have been for about 5 ye... Read more

Grammar in the VI

Friday, April 09, 2010      2 comments

I've been proofreading my students' letters - my favorite today was by a girl who is of stateside parents, and has spent some time there - when she talks to me, she sounds like a stateside child; when she talks to other St. Thomian students, she... Read more

Sometimes I seriously worry about school

Thursday, April 08, 2010      8 comments

I have my students currently writing "postcard letters" to the president. They write a letter on a full sheet of paper, I proofread and correct, they re-write it. Then they draw a picture on the other side. I will mail every letter in a packa... Read more

Agoutis

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      6 comments

The agouti is a very common Central American animal - also a rodent, like the capybara, but smaller - maybe the size of a rabbit. And as common as rabbits are in the NE US - we saw them wandering through the niece's back yard! See what I m... Read more

Hectic but unpacked - sort of

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      4 comments

It always amazes me how many steps I add when packing and unpacking. Not that it goes into my cardio, but it does go into my daily/yearly log for mileage. Anyway, I am unpacked, though I have a pile of stuff on top of my dresser, waiting t... Read more

We're back!

Monday, April 05, 2010      3 comments

Tired, it's late, I'll write more tomorrow. Just wanted to tell all my sparkbuds that I'm back safe and sound!... Read more

Panama Day 5

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      4 comments

Went out to the Amador Causeway - basically, a 3 mile stretch of road that connect 3 little islands off a peninsula on the south coast of Panama City. Mostly restaurants and shops, but nice walking, pretty marinas, and the Smithsonian Institute... Read more

Days 3 & 4 - Panama

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      6 comments

DH and I tend to wander around a lot, so we've been doing some of that. We aren't in the greatest neighborhood, but things are fine during the day and we're taking taxis at night, so while it's safer, well, I'm not getting as many steps as we u... Read more

Panama Day 2

Sunday, March 28, 2010      5 comments

Slept late, had a lovely bkfst (I had the brie, fruit, baguette plate), shopped at an artisan's market wheere I bought a bunch of molas (the applique and embroidery that is made by one group of indigenous people here). Then met the niece and ne... Read more

3/26 - Panama City, Panama

Saturday, March 27, 2010      5 comments

Uneventful flights, despite only 40 minutes between flights in Miami - luckily the two gates weren't very far apart. Met DH's niece at the airport here, she took us to our hotel, which is modest but nice and cheap! And owned by Israelis! ... Read more


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