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Losing Our Way Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing. --------------------------------------------------------- Arundhati Roy (Indian author, advocate, activist)


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Journey to the Coast (ive)

Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | Views [1338] | Comments [2]

On Wednesday 1/14, we packed our bags and left our home-base at the Hotel Aragon in Bogota, destination: Armenia. From there we planned to go to a small weekender town called Solento. The bus ride from Bogota to Armenia was beautiful – gorgeous rolling ... Read more >

Thanks All!! (ive)

Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | Views [665] | Comments [2]

This is just a quick note to everyone to say thanks for all of the posts on the blog! We don't have consistent cheap internet access enough to reply to every one -- but know that we love getting them and reading them and we love knowing that all of you ... Read more >

Bogota – segue into the journey (ive)

Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | Views [1447]

After our Newark through Atlanta flights, we landed at the airport in Bogota late in the night on 1/10/08. Getting off the plane brought that same sense of openness/uncertainty that I have felt at the airports in Lima and Tel Aviv and Warsaw. Everything ... Read more >

Pilgrimage High Above Bogota (mi)

Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Views [925] | Comments [1]

Bogota, city capital of Colombia, is found in the center of the country, less than 5 hours south by plane, from the southeastern region of the United States. population 7 million plus, the altitude is high for recent Seattle-area dwellers - about 2600 ... Read more >

Final Leg In The States (mi)

Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | Views [833] | Comments [1]

We left you somewhere in Wyoming...?   After the white out when we had to duck for cover from 4pm until the next day, the rest of the journey was cold (COLD) but without major incident.   Our time was slowed considerably, but we still ducked off ... Read more >

Gallery: The Departure

Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

Farewell at Newark Airport
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Gallery: Cross-Country Road Trip

Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With One Road Trip [ive]

Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | Views [1592] | Comments [5]

It seemed like a miracle. December 28 th in Tacoma greeted us with blue skies, sunshine, and a crystal clear view of the Cascades and the Olympics. This would seem like a bit of a miracle in any Pacific Northwest December ... Read more >

CSTC Farewell Potluck [Ive]

Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | Views [1143]

On Tuesday, my colleagues at Child Study & Treatment Center had a Farewell Potluck for me. The whole thing was really thoughtful. They invited Miral to come join us. Jane adorned the announcement with a globe and a passport. Brenda decorated the ... Read more >

Gallery: Farewell Parties

Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

CSTC Potluck & Swiss Night
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Losing It [Ive]

Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | Views [962] | Comments [3]

Today I am in Seattle. Visiting the city I lived in for eight years before moving down south to Tacoma more than two years ago. I’m sitting at The Six Arms nursing IPAs while Miral is off getting her haircut for the trip. I am trying to work on a few ... Read more >

Gallery: Volunteer Applications

Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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losing her way [mi]

Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Views [715] | Comments [2]

around the world in a year.   we unfolded maps, swallowed vaccines, poured over travel-insurance, sold even our garden rocks, and i saw the dentist 6 times for an embarrassing number of cavities (the hygenist decided i needed a flossing lesson).... Read more >

Gallery: USA

Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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closing down a life [mi]

Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | Views [679]

"where are you moving to?" he asked me, casually peering through the arranged piles of our two lives - the remaining cook wear and few dining items strewn atop a crate in the corner, evidence of my hand. across the room, picture frames and ... Read more >

It's For Real: The Itinerary [ive]

Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | Views [758] | Comments [1]

Yes -- this is so hard to believe. The tickets are purchased. We always told ourselves that when the tickets were purchased we would know that this is really happening. Not that trips can't get cancelled after the tickets get purchased (...right Pam???).... Read more >

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Volunteer Applications: Sunshine School, Laos

Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [1941]

Check out the school: http://www.gurukul.edu/help_project_asia_sunshine.php   [Both] Hi Ms. Gaorii, I am Miral and I am writing on behalf of myself and Ivan.  We are both licensed psychologists in the United States and we are planning to travel ... Read more >

Volunteer Applications: The Learning from Ladakh Farm-Stay Project, India

Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | Views [2487]

Check out the program: http://www.isec.org.uk/pages/learningfromladakh.html   [Ive] Please answer the following questions: 1.       Briefly describe yourself and your background (education, employment, significant ... Read more >

Volunteer Applications: Fundacion Jatun Sacha in Ecuador

Sunday, 6 Jul 2008 | Views [2036] | Comments [1]

Check out the program: http://www.jatunsacha.org/texto1.phpid_submenu1=1&id_menu=3&id_submenu2=4 [mi] Dear Volunteer Coordinators... I feel called to learn about and support the earth’s life-giving systems, and to connect in meaningful ... Read more >

Volunteer Applications: St Paul's Kibira Adult Attention and School for Orphans, Uganda

Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | Views [1524]

Check out the orphanage: http://www.kidsworldwide.org/ugandastpaul.htm [mi] online Q&A - Languages: English, French, Arabic (and learned and spoke Wolof when living in West Africa, however, remember little of it at this time) Qualifications, ... Read more >

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