Category Archive: Nicaragua

What Decides a Day in Nicaragua

This past week, a particularly frustrating day led me to have a heart-to-heart with one of my classes. This is hard for me too, I said. I am embarrassed to speak Spanish sometimes,… Continue reading

A Virtual Thief

When I think back to my childhood, my memories are comprised of climbing trees and riding bikes, playing soccer and running around with my sisters; they aren’t tainted by the overwhelming presence of… Continue reading

Our Work Does Not Go Unnoticed

In the past few weeks I have spent countless hours transcribing the interviews from the museum, researching outside information and designing the final brochure. I picked individual values for the colors of the… Continue reading

Calling all Cats!

From the daily proclamations of love by dozens of prepubescent boys that gather around the classroom window as I walk down the street, to the bi-weekly marriage proposals and the man who breathed… Continue reading

Strong Hands, Strong Women

“Your hands are so soft. You don’t wash dishes, do you?” the tough women at Las Telares asked me and laughed. It’s a fair question even just based on appearance. I am a… Continue reading

Children of the Caribbean

Big Corn Island and Little Corn Island are Nicaragua’s little slice of the Caribbean. I was lucky enough to find paradise between the two for a week of clear water, soft sand, fresh… Continue reading

The Nicaraguan Revolution: A Compiled Story

As my secondary project I am working with a museum in Central Leόn to collect and preserve the guides’ experiences from the Revolution. From that I am working with them to produce a… Continue reading

Progress in the Classroom!!!

Many of you have read about my previous struggles in the public schools, in the blog post titled, “My Nica Struggle.” That was a few weeks ago, and in such little time, such… Continue reading

Stripping the Filter…

Many of the men that I have encountered thus far really have no filter. They talk to you however they like, and look at you so hungrily that you feel as if you’ve… Continue reading

“The Road Less Traveled”

On July 2nd, Yessica and Carlos brought us to a community in “el campo (the countryside),” called “Talolinga.” They told us to keep an open mind about the community, and to observe positive… Continue reading