Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Not much new

A few updates:

Work: I'm currently working on lesson plans to teach a intro to business/business simulation class at one of the high schools in town. I'm taking most of the lesson plans from a business simulation guide provided to us by Peace Corps, but changing some things to suit my needs. Kerby and I are starting up with english classes with the doctor again. I'm hoping to get that schedule all smoothed out. Con calma, of course. Also struggling a bit with the mayor to get the computer lab in a suitable room so we can start those classes again. A woman in town has recently asked for help with learning some kind of economic skill, so that should be interesting. Also, one of my students from the computer class is a computer teacher at the elementary school and would like me to stop by the school some day. And then there are the endless possibilites of community tourism work. So, nothing solid yet, but a lot of good work opportunities.

Kauri: got neutered last Wednesday. Poor little fella'. He's been moping around with a homemade cone around his neck. Last night, however, it seems he got his spunkiness back.

Misc: Update on my "books read in PC" list. Since last time, I've read: Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand; Leaving Home, various authors; Making Globalization Work, Joseph Stiglitz; Life & Times of Michael K., J.M. Coetze; Bluebeard, Kurt Vonnegut; Nine Stories, J.D. Salinger; Beneath the Wheel, Hermann Hesse; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Keasey; and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson. Next on the list is The Living Wage, Pollin & Luce

If you'd like to help feed my reading addiction (I'm running out of books!), here are a few that I'd like to get my hands on:

Failed States- The abuse of Power and the Aassault on Democracy, Noam Chomsky
Reclaiming Development- An Alternative Economic Poliy Manual, Ilene Grabel
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein
The Savage Detectives, Roberto Bolana
Kite Runner, Khaled Hasseini
I am America (And so can you!), Stephen Colbert
And Then We Came to an End, (not sure of the author)

Well, that's all for now I suppose. Besos y abrazos!


Tammy said...

Yo, chica, I didn´t know anyone from bolivia actually read my blog! Thankfully, no, noone has asked about playboy. THye ask for my number and if i have boyfriends and if i´d like to go to dinner (all in english) and I think if we get to the playboy question we are a little too close.....AHHH!

How are things? You going to church yet? I went twice during carnaval. it was the only safe spot.

Take care, hope you are doing well. I miss hanging with yoU!!


monelson6 said...

Sarita - sounds like you are strating to get a little busier. It's not many months till fall and winter down there. with how long it takes to send stuff there, is there anything you think you will need?