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Graham’s and Friends Dancing in PE

I’ve said before that Mr. Mike is the best little kids PE teacher we’ve ever encountered. He is a beloved hero for the little guys. And for an old guy, he’s … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment


We made it! Shayne, my wise economics-minded friend, predicted in May that the parallel rate would reach 1000 before the new year. He’s off by a month, but only because the … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Venezuela’s Election: The Basics

  Tomorrow is a big day in Venezuela. There is a long history of mostly peaceful elections in Venezuela. But then again, as far as I know, we haven’t seen … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Orinoco Flow

You may remember reading recently about our trip to the Orinoco Delta during Carnaval. Well, one thing I didn’t include in that post was a mention of how the Orinoco … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Araras en Caracas or “Cararacas”

In English: Macaw; in Spanish: Guacamaya; in Portuguese: Arara. Our high school counselor, Terran, posted this video to Facebook and I thought it quite lovely. Not only are these magnificent … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rio de Janiero

So we made it. But barely. We figured that the week leading up to our departure would automatically make it one of the top trips we’ve taken so far. Truth be … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life Can Be Costly Sometimes

I love Life. I really do, in a meaningful way — ever since I was a kid. Graham loves it too, especially Life at Grandma’s house. Sure, there’s just a … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Back for A New Year

To quote Chance the Rapper in his intro to the Acid Rap album: “Yo we back…and we back and we back.” (Picture is a link ——>) But we’ve actually been … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Posada La Acacia, Morrocoy

Since Julieta, the owner of this posada, doesn’t have an account on Trip Advisor (she wants to keep things low-key) I thought I’d make a special post for her. A … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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