Language adventures

Czech is a difficult language of very limited usefulness. Even so I feel a bit guilty about my lack of effort. I just take the role of accessory to my husband and have not made much attempt to learn it. This brings me to last night, standing in the cold crisp dark evening locked outside…

Back from the jungle

In 2009 my daughter announced that she was taking a 6 week field course in the Amazon. I immediately announced back that if she was going to the Amazon, then I was going, too. I had ALWAYS wanted to go to the Amazon! I arrived in Iquitos just before her course finished, with time to…