If you drop your keys…

…in a river of molten lava, let ’em go, cause man, they’re gone! I climbed Volcano Pacaya with my sister, Saison a couple weeks ago. The hike lasted 2 hours to cover 4 kms (2.5 miles). The vertical increase was 800 m (about 2600 feet), the last 400 m was very steep and over volcanic … [Read more…]


I turned 30 on the day after the Ides of March and the day before St. Patrick’s Day. The only real difference I can see is that my gotee seems to be thicker, but it could just be soup… I spent my birthday morning teaching English and Music to grades 8-10. I then abruptly packed … [Read more…]

Stan Rogers

As I prepared a turkey and did dishes and squeezed oranges this morning, I cranked iTunes and let Stan Rogers echo through my cement block house. [drawing by Anthony Hare] Those not familiar with Canadian folk legend Stan Rogers should get to know his work. From my memory, I remember that he was a son … [Read more…]

These past 7 days

[Ervin and Estuardo carrying blankets] Friday: I was in San Lucas Tolim├ín delivering aid to the victims of Hurricane Stan, walking down this pictured street, speaking to Amber on the phone when behold! I had to jump to the left because I was about to step into a fountain of urine proudly spouting from a … [Read more…]

Off to bring relief

What a priviledge to carry the gifts from our church here in Tactic and gifts from Canadian Donors to the refugees of the mudslides southwest of us. According to some reports there are as many as 200,000 homes destroyed or damaged. Mixed reports say that 652 people are confirmed dead with the number rising possibly … [Read more…]

5 weeks, now 3

Oh man. This has been a whirlwind summer. I haven’t had time to think of the next 3 weeks. So we had a great time in Montreal. Groovy place! I miss it even now. Tennis is the rain. Food that I’ve never heard of before. Quick friends. Gosh. And then to Acadie. Grande-Memere could make … [Read more…]