|My 1st AAS Evaluation Team|
|My favorite community--NSJ|
- There really is magic in the jungle, I’ve seen and experienced it many times—or in
Victoria Regia lily pads
- Life in Peru is messy—but where isn’t it? The West just has better window dressing.
- I’ve learned that people here have an awful lot of room in their hearts for many people beyond their own families and friends—even for a gringa like me. Whatever religion, political party, culture, sex you are…none of this matters—they just take you as you are, looking for the good inside.
- Hasta mañana is a real motto that people live by—thus American and Peruvian time are two very different things.
- After 8 years, I’m still the one and only person who brings her lunch to work each day. I’ve never learned to go home for lunch and a nap before returning to the office for a few more hours. Of course, they all think I’m crazy to sit and eat alone out of a paper bag—ya think?
- No thank you, I don’t want to eat dinner at 10 PM--and never will get used to it.
- The Amazon River and rain forest are challenging, vibrant and dynamic—but incredibly vulnerable to man’s many abuses and careless disregard.
- I’ve met some wonderful people who have embraced me, taught me, loved me—always the hardest part of saying goodbye are the many individuals one meets who make life worth living.
|The future of the rain forest|
|My 60th Birthday with James|