“Fire” Volcano Erupts Close to Antigua

Earlier this week, Thursday, September 13,2012, a mushroom cloud appeared in the sky and soon thereafter, our tiny little town of Antigua, Guatemala was on the main page of international websites around the world.  The volcano known as “Fuego” (aka “Fire”) is one of Central America’s most active volcanoes and it overlooks our small town, [...]

Musings of a Boss

A “New to Me” Holiday It’s an adventure to be running a company in a foreign country.  You are always encountering new things that more often than not, warrant pause and reflection. Take something as simple as a national holiday.  As an outsider, it’s hard to fully grasp the meaning and significance of certain dates, [...]

Reflections on Pediatric Rotation in Guatemala

A good friend of mine, Jenny McKinney, is currently living, researching, and traveling in/thru Guatemala, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.  A soon to be U.S. medical doctor, she kindly offers her observations and thoughts in her original post here.  Hello all, I hope you are all doing well! Since I am in my 6th (already?!!) [...]

TEDx Guatemala City 2012

To kick start any day, there’s nothing more inspirational than an eighteen minute TED talk. I personally watch several a week, and at times, one per day.  For those who aren’t familiar, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment (sometimes substituted by Education), and Design, and was created for one simple mission – to promote and spread [...]

Spanish-A Key to Opportunity

It has been almost two years since the concept of Homeschool Spanish Academy was born and we’re still chugging along.  Our journey has been a classic case of a roller coaster, in every sense of the word.  I feel like every day is going to be a whole set of different emotions, ups and downs, [...]

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