Culture & Our Adapting Adventure: Introduction

Culture.  What is it?  I’ve been trying to understand:  what is culture and what makes things “okay” in one place and “not okay” in another?  In searching for a definition, I uncovered a thorough description of what culture consists of. According to English Anthropologist Edward B. Tyler, author of Primitive Culture (1871), it is the…

Adventures in August-ie. (Mace, Mash… get it??)

Dear Readers / Queridos Lectores: It’s been an absolutely crazy last couple of months.  After Amy went back to Texas, we served with another amazing team from Alabama for a week.  We were both working AND translating for groups when we weren’t working.  /  Estos dos meses han sido absolutamente locos.  Despues de que Amy…

Adventure with Amy & No Habla Español, too bad.

Where do I begin?  This month isn’t even over, and we’ve already done everything possible that could be done in just a few short weeks. Okay – During the last day with the group, Osiris was called for an interview with an organization here in the DR that works with at-risk children.  The following Tuesday, Osiris…

Algo Rapido…

Just a quick post since it’s been a week.  Osiris and I are doing well.  We’ve been going on runs and working out together when the weather doesn’t allow being outdoors.  We’ve found that exercising together really enhances our friendship and unity as a married couple.  It offers a different sense of bonding.  Also, we’re…