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New Job, New Blog  Posted on 07/09/2012
I just started a new blog, Altitude 1.6, where I will chronicle my upcoming year in Bogotá, Colombia.  Please read my first post and click “Subscribe!” at the bottom right if you would like to get email updates.
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Check me out!  Posted on 02/27/2012
I am now writing for a different site: Gringolandia Santiago See if you can find me.  
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Probably My Last Post  Posted on 12/23/2011
One of my novice crew coaches liked to say that while any cardio is good cross-training, the best is running.  ¨There´s nothing quite like running – it´s just so damn efficient.¨  That´s how I feel...
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5 Last-Minute Discoveries  Posted on 12/20/2011
On the last day of my first summer at Wediko (therapeutic summer camp), one of my charges jumped into the pond at breakfast, accompanied by his preferred greeting, “You f****** b**** I’m gonna…” .  My...
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Crying, Fire & Interim  Posted on 12/18/2011
I left Palena Friday morning at 8:00 AM.  I don’t think I’ve ever cried more in 24 hours.  But as I said to my dad, I think one of the worst human feelings is isolation, and this week, I have felt more connected than...
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12 Things I Think Will Be Weird About the USA  Posted on 12/13/2011
In the past week, I’ve found myself thinking about my former life in the US, and, out of nowhere, imagining my childhood home in detail.   As I picture the place I will return to on December 23, more and more things have...
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First & Second Grade  Posted on 12/07/2011
I. First Grade Looking for the word “head”. Making Christmas cards. The famous “Letrilandia” alphabet — the curriculum used to teach the first graders to read in Spanish.  Every letter has a song and...
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A post that IS about leaving  Posted on 12/06/2011
  From my last Environmental Science class with 3rd grade, students presented posters they had made about native species of Chile. Here is 4th grade, separated into “damas” and “varones“, as suggested by their...
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A post that’s not about leaving  Posted on 12/02/2011
If you’re interested, here’s what I’ve read since getting past security at Logan Airport on January 31, in roughly chronological order. 1. Jane Austen.  Northanger Abbey. (February, on Kindle). Why is a time and...
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First Round of Goodbyes  Posted on 11/29/2011
Today was my last day in the rural schools.  Each Monday afternoon, after gobbling down my big Chilean lunch, Cristian (Chilean English teacher) and I hop in a van for a 20 minute ride to El Malito, for an hour and a half of English...
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