I See Guatemala as a Woman

I see Guatemala as a woman Her eyes a glazy blue cataracts A milky way reflecting the stars which once led her people Behind those eyes wisdom that dates back further then Christ himself They hold a sadness They emit passion and strength She is a keeper of secrets Behind her lips and in here…Read more I See Guatemala as a Woman

I Will Remember… A Reflection of My Year at Education and Hope

I remember my first day at Education and Hope. No Spanish. Lots of names and new faces. Lorena presenting me to every señora, to each administrator and to all of the classes. Every child presenting themselves by their first, middle, second middle and last names. At this point my Spanish was limited, and by limited…Read more I Will Remember… A Reflection of My Year at Education and Hope

Nebaj- eterna primavera, tiranía eterna

¡Dormí por una friolera de 11 horas! Viajar de un lugar a otro realmente me azotó. Decidí pasar la Q10 extra para conseguir mi propia habitación para la semana. Me alojé en Media Luna Medio Sol. Las comodidades eran básicas y mi habitación era confortable, pintada en un bonito tono de amarillo con una luz natural maravillosa…Read more Nebaj- eterna primavera, tiranía eterna

What I Learned from Working at an Irish Pub in Guatemala

I started my short-term stint at Shamrock, Xela’s Irish pub, on Saint Patrick’s Day. I entered the bar early to encounter a few travelers passing through. Two older couples with European accents. Three young guys from Ireland of all places. My first thought was how strange is this, ‘interviewing’ to work at an Irish pub on…Read more What I Learned from Working at an Irish Pub in Guatemala

How Can I Even Begin… Six Month Reflection of My Time in Guatemala

How can I even begin to capture in words, in letters, in pictures or in stories what these 6 months in Guatemala have meant to me? How can I even begin to describe what it has felt like to open up my bleeding heart to strangers? Some of which touch that raw beating organ with…Read more How Can I Even Begin… Six Month Reflection of My Time in Guatemala