June 25, 2008 Interesting day today! After breakfast, Boris handed us over at 9 am to our guide for the morning, Nieves. Only one person, Pat, went on the excursion to the Nazca Lines. A few others stayed behind to enjoy the day on their own. Carol, Christe, Val, Sharon, Charlie, Jayme, Dale and I […]Read More Chorrillos and Villa El Salvador
Evening, June 24, 2008 There’s a Fair Trade store in the hotel where they sell the cutest animal finger puppets! I got a llama and also a pair of gloves. I will return to buy more puppets – I think my students will adore them! They also sell small crèches; I may buy one for […]Read More Peru 2008: Dinner and dance show
June 24, 2008 We had a meeting after breakfast on the top floor of the hotel, where Boris told us some of the history and geography of Peru. He told us about the many cultures of Peru and both he and our city guide, Sheila, said the Inca culture lasted 300 years (not only 100 […]Read More Lima City Tour (2008)
The following is the first of a series of posts chronicling a trip to Peru in 2008 with my husband and son. We went with an excellent travel company, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) and were in a tour group of about 14 people. June 24, 2008 We arrived at 1 am local time in Lima […]Read More Peru 2008 – Lima
The prompt for today was to read the story of Richard Parker and Tom Dudley. Is what Dudley did defensible? What would you have done? There are many stories of people in desperate situations resorting to cannibalism to survive. An Argentinean rugby team crashed in the Andes in the 1970s, and there were two books […]Read More Daily Post: What would you do to survive?
Today’s prompt is: If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? Executive functioning: Organization, managing multiple tasks either simultaneously or one after another without getting distracted, keeping my house neat, remembering to do stuff. Basically, I would like to NOT have ADHD, […]Read More Daily prompt (1/22): Mastering the skill of organization
The prompt for last Friday (Sorry, I do them when I’m inspired, not necessarily on the same day) was: Write down the first words that come to mind when we say . . . . . . home. My house. It’s brown and white faux brick on the outside, with a front porch and a […]Read More Daily prompt (1/18): Home. Soil. Rain.
I took these photos on a drive around the suburbs to look at holiday lights in 2011. Most pictures I take at night don’t come out well, but these did due to the amount of illumination:Read More Weekly photo challenge: Illumination
(Originally written May 27, 2012) Acts 2: 1-21 2When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, […]Read More Acts, Chapter 2, verses 1-21.
I have been intending to post a series of commentaries on passages in the Bible. I started it with my Genesis post, comparing creation stories. I wrote this commentary on the Parable of the workers in the vineyard in Sept. 2011, when it was the liturgical passage in Protestant churches across the country. I didn’t […]Read More Matthew 20:1-16 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard