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What’s Up With Me

What’s Up With Me

Those of you who followed my “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” posts know of my unhappiness in Camiri, Bolivia. After a fruitful and rewarding two years in Cochabamba, I found myself in Camiri doing next to nothing. As much as I loved working in the missions...

Día del Mar

Every year on this date, Bolivians celebrate the Day of the Sea (el Día del Mar) in which they remember the loss of the department of Litoral to Chile in the War of the Pacific. The loss of this state meant that Bolivia lost its access to the sea and to this day...

Teaching the Web

As I mentioned before I am teaching computing this year in our high school in Lima, Peru. We had a two week winter break between semesters, and I was invited to come to Bolivia to give a class on web page design. Never missing an opportunity to visit Bolivia, I...

Globalization Assembly

I just got back from a quick trip up to the States. I went up to Washington on the fifth of June because my parents celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on the sixth. The seventh and eighth I hung around Washington and bought a few items requested by other friars...

Winter’s Coming

Thank God winter is finally getting close. We had a hot summer in Lima and I can’t wait for the winter to finally arrive. In Lima there are two seasons: cloudy and sunny. The cloudy season could be called winter. It lasts nine to ten months. It never rains; it...

An Environment of Fear

Two months to go. My feelings are mixed, of course. I left the States before 9/11, and I fear that the country to which I am returning is very different from the country I left. I have to be there for at least three and a half months before I can escape again, so I...