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September 27th, 2012

I left Quito Monday morning at 6:35 am. While waiting for take-off, I noticed that the sun reached the top of the mountain at 6:15 am, the way I know in the tropical lowlands where I spent the last three … Continue reading

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September 11, 2012

I turned 27 last Thursday, and though birthdays aren´t usually particularly interesting milestones for me, this one seemed significant because I never imagined I´d have any birthday in another country, and that I´d be there to write poetry.  Though I have … Continue reading

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September 4, 2012

Today I am writing about language, and how although most of the time very important to me as a person and poet, is also not very important. I am back in the community I have been staying for the past … Continue reading

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August 28, 2012

I am in the capital city, Quito, for a week. The bus ride is four hours through the mountains/volcanos, and it costs 6 dollars. When I got here, I got a four dollar hair cut and met up with the … Continue reading

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August 20th, 2012

There are children in the world who will cook breakfast for you (scrambled eggs, fried plantains, hearts of palm), drink coffee with the adults in the morning, who take naps on their own in the daytime, and who eat dinner … Continue reading

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August 14th, 2012

I wasn´t sure what I was going to blog about today until I got to the computer lab and ended up sitting next to some American guy skyping with his dad. He is trying to convince his dad not to … Continue reading

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August 3, 2012

I’m writing this blog on critters and food, because I love both, and because sometimes they overlap. This morning I enjoyed a delicious omelet made with wild asparagus and hearts of palm. What you might not know, is that when … Continue reading

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July 20, 2012

I have had a request to show more pictures of where I live, but I also want to show pictures from a hiking/camping trip I took through the rainforest, so I will post a lot of photos this time. Hiking … Continue reading

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July 14, 2012

I wrote last time about feeling guilty, but in a lot of ways I am also very envious of people here. For one reason, people are able to live much more sustainably. They eat food grown from their gardens, make … Continue reading

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July 12, 2012

I don’t have too much time today, because I am in town planning for a birthday party tonight. I do want to say that I feel somewhat guilty. Even though I don’t have much money, and I don’t even have … Continue reading

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