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The Art of Transition

I knew it was going to be a hard week when, on Sunday morning I jumped onto my bed and smashed face first into a wall that had always been here. 2,363 more words

Ecuadorian Cooking: A lesson in food and culture

When I first got here, I was curious to see what Ecuadorian food would taste like. I knew from my sister’s experiences that it would involve a whole lot of carbs and not a whole lot of spiciness. 981 more words


We sanitize everything in Canada,from countertops, to toilets to holidays. Witness our version of Easter, stripped of anything that might make us feel uncomfortable. Instead of messages about sacrifice and rebirth, we have pastel coloured eggs and cute little chicks and bunnies, stripped of any feeling or meaning that might make us squirm. 560 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

Location: Quito, Ecuador

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, who hosts the Friday Fictioneers group at WordPress, has this favorite quote from Henry David Thoreau:

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” 146 more words


Stairs: 1 > Me:0 - Adventures in Quito

Some people are fine without taking the altitude/advil/ bottled water combination I was going for but personally I’m glad I had gotten the prescription from my doctor beforehand. 976 more words


Un Hueco en el Cielo

I have been reading Tom Miller’s The Panama Hat Trail, about the author’s search for where Panama hats are made. (Hint: It’s not Panama.) 275 more words


Einladung April 25th 2016

Der Botschafter von Ecuador in Deutschland Jorge Jurado
freut sich, Sie zur Vorstellung der Techno-Noise Gedichtesammlung “Die Wandlug das Aschenputtels vom Späti” von Elsye Suquilanda mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Übersetzerin Christiane Quandt einzuladen. 121 more words