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… curiosity …

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What do you see? What do you expect? And what is the post really about?

Just like we don’t always know what a chance encounter or ordinary conversation might bring, this blog invites you with small colorful, folksy images into posts whimsically titled with one, two or three words.

In this polarized world of good/bad, black/white, he said/she said we need more openness and curiosity about our differences, about what we don’t and do know, and about how others see and understand the world.

 

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I am grateful for the years I have lived outside of my country of birth (USA) and for the discovery and growth that intercultural living brings when I hold it with self-awareness, self-compassion alongside respect, empathy and understanding for difference and the collective experience.

In this blog I reflect on ordinary events that mark my journey and contribute to a greater connection — to myself, to others and to Mother Nature. Most of the content is in English, some of it in Spanish. Posts in Spanish are marked -es.

 

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… writing …

I write this blog mainly for myself. Reflection and writing help me make sense of things. Sometimes it also is a point of reference for stories I may tell in a course:  “…. Read my blog to know more.”

I also like that how one moment I can be in my comfort zone and with a few taps of the keyboard in my growing (eerrr, discomfort) zone.

And the pièce de résistance – it is a SMART activity that helps me organize my time, and for that simple reason I will keep doing it until it no longer serves this need.

 

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… artist of re-invention …

I work  in the field of Education for Social Action, Intercultural Communication, Writing/Translation and Project Management. I am an artist of re-invention.

Over the years I have worked in a range of educational settings – from schools and universities, to institutions and agencies, to NGOs and grassroots groups – and with the constant thread of collective learning and taking acion for social justice in these jobs.

In the last five years I have been weaving more elements of creativity and play, nature connection, body movement and meditation into my courses and the work I do.

Since moving to Valencia, Spain, I also do translation and am writing a book about the Zapatista movement in Mexico.

My CV is here.

 

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… one and many lives …

The joy of life is in the variety of way we live our lives and the diversity of people who cross our path and make our life our very own.

A life is a huge gift.

I am also interested in how we live our lives, how we tell our stories over time and our personal and collective process of change. That’s what this blog is about.

 

‘We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and the art of words.’

Ursula LeGuin

 

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