Entries from August 2008

another first day

Date August 11, 2008

It always happens. Summer flies by. Lazy days end. Bedtimes come earlier. Soap replaces chlorine. Stores stock more pencils, paper, and crayons. And another school year starts. There’s an unspoken nervousness that parents, teachers and children share. Parents watching their babies grow a year older. Children wondering if they’ll like the teacher, whose desk will […]

home and back again.

Date August 8, 2008

I know.  I know.  I’ve neglected you all, but it takes me a while to adjust. I’ve been back in Manizales for a week now and at last there is hot water and internet and curtains that cover my wall of windows.  The windows that look onto The Avenida.  The windows that I can’t open.  […]