Monthly Archives: February 2010

Ode to the Aguacate

  In Costa Rica I have rediscovered the avocado (aguacate). Has there ever been a more perfect fruit? It has the loveliest shape, a small and heavy orb, beautifully rounded at the bottom and tapering into a graceful curve at … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Got a Story

Everyone’s got a story. When I travel, I like to meet new people, but not in the casual, small-talk kind of way. Talking about trivial things bores me silly. If I am going to spend my time with someone else, … Continue reading

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Sounds of Samara II

My second night in Samara was as exciting as my first. It was a Sunday night so, thankfully, my cabina did not transform into a karaoke bar or a hotspot for Latin dancing. After a long day exploring the town … Continue reading

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Tortugas!

Last night I joined a small excursion from the school to visit a nearby beach in search of nesting Tortugas; in this area the olive ridley sea turtles thrive despite endangerment and one can live up to 80 years. Now … Continue reading

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Sounds of Samara

Culture is an easy word but a complex concept. It‘s one that we all know and readily use, but one that is not easily defined. I have been learning how much sound is connected to culture and am having to … Continue reading

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First Day in Class

Since I arrived in Costa Rica three days ago, my mind has been reeling with words in Spanish: todos, tambien, mucho gusto, voy, me gusta, duchas, ahora, arroz con pollo, como esta usted. The new words and phrases pepper my … Continue reading

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