this is a poem that i enjoy reading over and over. you may have read it or heard some of it before. a friend just reminded me of it. for me it provides a helpful reminder from time to time. i hope it encourages you. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our … More our deepest fear
Written Wednesday, July 13, 2011 I started an ESL (English as a Second Language) class a few weeks back. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed teaching English. It’s been different in that, when I teach ESL in the States, I know that my students have real motivation to want to learn, and speak English during … More first ESL class in the DR
Written Wednesday, July 13, 2011 For the last several weeks, I’ve been taking care of a dog that’s stolen my heart. I’ve named her “Mamita,” which means “little mama.” She had an owner, but they decided they didn’t want her anymore because she “got too big,” or at least that’s the word on the streets. … More mamita
Written Wednesday, July 13, 2011 The volunteers got together to celebrate the Fourth of July. I took a guagua (small bus) to get there, and on the way there was a Haitian man on the side of the road waiting for the bus. The cobrador (the guy that charges money and tells the driver when … More black like me?