Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Have you ever dreamed the same thing over and over again? Many of my dreams include houses. I used to dream repeatedly about a two-story house with a center staircase. Though I haven’t dreamed about it lately, it’s still very vivid in my mind and I wonder...

Vexed

I’ve had to change peluqueros again. This must be the fifth or sixth one I’ve tried here. I’ve lost count. After an incident with one in El Centro back in 2012, I’d been trekking out to Barrio Yungay to Marcos* who did a consistent job of...

Ojos Abiertos

In my quest to find viable volunteer opportunities for teaching English, I recently attended a meeting of a new organizaton called Ojos Abiertos. “To empower children to grow as individuals and valuable community members through initiatives designed to nurture...

Malo

When something here in Chile is broken, you will often find a little sign on it that says “Malo.” I went to school today. For the first time in over a year, I returned to a classroom. This time, I was only a visitor and observer. The school, which shall...

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