I believe I've been on the road for about 3 months now, it's hard to tell really, there aren't seasons down here, the weather only changes when I change locations. The nice part, though, is that I haven't blown my budget and appear to be on track for skipping the cold northern winter. In fact, … Continue reading The Mexico Mix Up
My Spanish is improving, but it still isn’t quite the best. Sometimes I get hung up by a word or confused by some tricky conjugations, but generally I understand; at least, I think I understand. Perhaps sometimes people are just kind and humor me, only nodding and smiling instead of expressing their confusion and … Continue reading Lost in Translation
Firmly down a path already decided, And back from abroad before I had thought, Yet returning to Durango offering help undivided, A new house for my parents shall be provided, Then off to Mexico with no worry or fraught. But for now it will be work morning, noon, and night, In things such as stocks, … Continue reading The Life Not Taken (Often)
Purgatory is indeed a place on earth...
Going from a wandering vagabond to a short-term resident in Guatemala was a nice change for Jim. Having a chance to study Spanish, live in a home, eat 3 meals a day, consistent roommates and somewhat of a routine was a refreshing vibrant endeavor for someone who had lacked any sense of structure the previous … Continue reading The Life of Jim: Part II
As I am feeling rather nostalgic about Colombia tonight, I would love to tell you about my dearly beloved crispetas. Often a dinner, always a snack, and absolutely always on-hand, popcorn was a staple of my diet while living in Pasto. You may be interested to know that it is actually not just a bachelor … Continue reading Crispetas
It's no surprise to me to hear that my latest ideas on life are judged as crazy. They surely are not attuned to a normal life as most Americans know it, and therefore are crazy to about 350M people. Most probably, the ideas I have are also crazy to all the other people on the … Continue reading On Thoughts Shaping Life