While I was not born in Humboldt County, my emotional ties to it runs deep. Far from the suburbs of Detroit that I grew up in, the place instills in me a deep sense of awe and attachment that I have not found in many other places in the world. The grandeur of the coastlines, […]
See. Wonder. Think.
Okay, fourth graders, you know the drill. First, list what you see in this photo ( at least 5 things). Second, list 3 questions that you have about the photo. Finally, tell me what you think is going on in the photo. Leave your answers in the comment section. (You don’t have to be in […]
To put it mildly, Peru is an explosion of colors. The entire week and a half that I spent in Lima with Fulbright was overcast and grey (which felt a bit like home), but a bright linen or piece of art work was waiting around every corner to brighten up the day. Natural Colors Clothes […]
Checking off the Bucket List
Right now, I am sitting in my hotel lobby in the middle of Cusco. The hotel is actually partially built on original Inca construction! Their engineering was THAT good. I have not written in awhile because I have been pretty busy! Train and bus rides through the Sacred Valley, learning about the Inca cross, the […]
Before coming to Peru, my limited knowledge of it’s ancient history pretty much began and ended with the Incas. I knew that before the Inca way of life was all but destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors in 1532, their reach extended some 2,50o miles. It went all the way from present day Ecuador south to […]
¡Mi Corazón está Feliz por Todos Ustedes!
After two full days of listening to lectures and taking notes, I was ready to get out and experience Peru. We woke up early to take a large charter bus to northern Lima. Our destination was Institucion Educativa N 3061 Jorge Chavez Dartnel. Or simply, “Jorge Chavez.” Nine hundred students attend this school. As is […]