In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, February eighteenth began the Year of the Pig. Like many of the animals in the Chinese zodiac, the pig is considered a propitious symbol: it is associated with fertility and virility (making this a lucky
Is Thirty the New Twenty? – Part I
In September I’ll be turning thirty for the first time in my life. People tell me that thirty just isn’t what it used to be. My friends say that They are saying (who is saying?) that thirty is the new
If This Is What We’re Like at Home, What Will Guatemala and China Be Like?
Lacey and I suffer from a baffling inability to get to movies on time. But on Friday, a gorgeous lazy stretch of clock yawned between us and our movie when she and I and her roommate, Annie, decided to make
When we arrive at the top of the hill and pedal up the final, more gradual rise to the turn-off for La Cuchilla, we hear the first shouts of “profe, profe!” Lacey and I are drawing breaths in huge gulps