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SEP
2007

repetitive behavior

A seagull in Scotland has developed the habit of stealing chips from a shop; he waits until the shopkeeper isn’t looking, and then walks into the store and grabs a snack-size bag of cheese Doritos. Once outside, the bag gets ripped open and shared by other birds. The...
16
SEP
2007

viva mexico!

Today is the Grito – the celebration of Mexican independence. Ivonne, the governor of Yucatan, spoke of today’s heroes – the heroes of the fight against poverty, to provide all with equal rights and opportunities, for all to have access to education. The plaza...
15
SEP
2007

the sky in merida

This week I began teaching an intensive course. To the students’ detriment, the electricity went out several times. I guess this teaches us to “save.” In any case, during our class break, I went outside before the storms which caused the outages and looked up at...
15
SEP
2007

san cristobal, chiapas

CLICK THE TITLE TO SEE PHOTOGRAPHS. This city is amazing for many reasons. My dear friend Sarah tells me it is the home of many internationa NGOs, due to the Zapatista issues in Chiapas. There is also an emphasis on textiles. So, through street vendors, non-profit cooperative,...
15
SEP
2007

sky in chiapas

one of the loveliest sights in southern mexico is the sky. it reminds me, at least in some way, that there is a god. there is such tremendous beauty in the sky.
15
SEP
2007

lovely recycled entryway

bottles burried upside down in the ground/sand at casa na bolom, san cristobal, chiapas. an idea before it’s time, indeed. the answer for what to do with all our bottles….
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