martes, 28 de febrero de 2012

These are the Times

Ok, so I probably won't be posting every day, but I'll shoot for "more often." This morning it is sunny and hot, already at 8:30am. This will be a difficult transition to deal with whenever I head back to the Northwest, or any northern country for that matter. I was sad to realize that I missed the showing of the 2012 Oscars, although the other unfortunate truth is that I had hardly heard of any of the films and actors nominated. While parts of Peru are certainly and open vein to all things global and new, that channel becomes increasingly narrow out in the mountains. Plus, as in the US, you have to be paying attention. Maybe I can watch it on Youtube...
I have, however just discovered the Huffington Post website. It's a god send! Great news in a very attractive format, at least for my eyes. With this I can follow the last fighting between Romney and Santorum, Michelle Obama's Oscar dress, and fun commentaries on all interesting subjects.
As far as work, today is a "jovenes hunting" day, meaning I'll be hitting the streets to get the interest of the young people in joining a health promoters group. Plus I get a visit from my friend Beth and her pup Gulliver.
Lots to look forward to.

domingo, 26 de febrero de 2012

The Daily Post

My new objective with this blog is to do a daily post (since I now have internet at my site), the goal being a short stream of consciousness, on whatever subject:

Post 1:
Cannot wait for February to be over. The shortest month has appeared to take the longest. Things are slow in the community, as summer vacation comes to an end. This last week we've had ceaseless rain. Rose for this month: going to the beach only 3 hours away, who new!
Thorn for this month: Getting Giardia.

miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012

Redux: Books that I've Read Since Being in the Peace Corps

(I definitely forgot about a few the first round, so here's the updated version)

1) The Post Birthday World-Lionel Shriver-517 Pages
2) Once Segundos-Paulo Coehlo-288 Pages
3) Peony in Love-Lisa See-320 Pages
4) The Last Season-Eric Blehm-384 Pages
5) Light at the Edge of the World-Wade Davis-180 Pages
6) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance-Robert Persig-373 Pages
7) The Bean Trees-Barbara Kingsolver-256 Pages
8) The Poisonwood Bible-Barbara Kingsolver-576 Pages
9) The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency-Alexander McCall Smith-235 Pages
10) Tears of the Giraffe-Alexander McCall Smith-256 Pages
11) Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates-Tom Robbins-464 Pages
12) The Grapes of Wrath-John Steinbeck-473 Pages
13) When Things Fall Apart-Pema Codron-148 Pages
14) Shanghai Girls-Lisa See-336 Pages
15) The News from Paraguay-Lily Tuck-272 Pages
16) Three Cups of Tea-Greg Mortenson-368 Pages
17) Turn Right at Machu Picchu-Mark Adams-352 Pages
18) Born to Run-Christopher McDougall-304 Pages
19) Empire Falls-Richard Russo-483 Pages
20) A Walk in the Woods-Bill Bryson
21) He's Just Not That Into You-Greg Behrent & Liz Tuccilo-180 Pages
Currently Reading: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues-Tom Robbins
Total Number of Books: 21
Total number of Pages: 6,765
Favorite Book: The Bean Trees
Least Favorite: The News from Paraguay
Most Informative: He's Just Not That Into You
Most Inspiring: Born to Run
Best book to read while in the Peace Corps: The Grapes of Wrath (we got it good compared to the Jodes)