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Placencia Portraits

An affectionate memory of some of the characters living in Placencia the year before Hurricane Mitch (and more recently the developers) made some of them just that – memories. 664 more words


'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Gabriel García Márquez

Genre: Fiction

A modern classic!

It was a customer who recommended this book to me and who introduced me to this brilliant author. I briefly knew of him because of his Nobel Prize Winning Love in a Time of Chlorea (on of those books on the ‘I’ll read eventually’ list) though One Hundred Years was the novel that had everyone excited when I’d mention the author. 204 more words


Pan-American Highway and Darién Gap

Pan-American Highway and Darién Gap

The Pan-American Highway (French: Route / Autoroute Panaméricaine / Transaméricaine, Portuguese: Rodovia / Auto-estrada Pan-americana, Spanish: Autopista / Carretera / Ruta Panamericana) is a… 3,239 more words

Immigrant Rights Speaker-3/28

On Tuesday, 3/28, Rocio Vasquez from the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia came to Bryn Mawr College to talk about her work at the consulate, what she does during the day, and how they are working to protect immigrants in the area. 80 more words

Little Known Help Zone

The Clay-Colored Thrush

While plentiful it certainly is not beautiful.

No quetzal it’s colors are decidedly not resplendent.

No hummingbird it’s far from magnificent.

That ex-robin annoyingly sings and sings and sings never going hush. 20 more words

Old Friends & New Beginnings: Onward to South America

In almost a year of solo travel, I have met an array of fascinating people. Artists, intellectuals, creators, and vagabonds. Skeptics, romantics, belligerents, and purists. Thinkers, wanderers, lovers, and fighters. 1,986 more words