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Category Archives: Books
Winter is Coming
Posted in Books, León Tagged forecast, Game of Thrones, heat, hot, León, Ned Stark, Nicaragua, Starks, summer, weather, weather forecast, winter, Winter is Coming Leave a comment
Blood of Brothers
When you are invited to serve in Peace Corps Nicaragua you get an electronic welcome packet. And somewhere in that welcome packet there is a recommendation to read Blood of Brothers by Stephen Kinzer, a tome on contemporary Nicaraguan history. I … Continue reading
Posted in Books, León, Pre-Service Tagged Blood of Brothers, book talk, culture, history, León, New York Times, Nicaragua, NYT, opinion, Peace Corps Nicaragua, Stephen Kinzer, welcome packet Leave a comment
Where’d I Go?
In a word, nowhere. It has been a few weeks since I last made a post on this blog (I’ve put up quite a few posts on my economics blog though). The reason for my blogging absence is nothing less … Continue reading
Posted in Books, León, Peace Corps, Training, Work Tagged Academy Awards, Battle of Five Armies, Birdman, blizzard, blog, blogs, Boyhood, Cerro Negro, cooperative, Dissent, economics, El Hoyo, engineering, engineering school, entrepreneurship, finance, financial education, grammar, Granada, Grand Budapest Hotel, health, Jacobin, Las Pilas, León, LGB, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQA, North Korea, Northeast, Oscars, Out in the Dark, rural tourism, Spanish, teacher training, teaching, Telica, The Academy Awards, The Atlantic, The Battle of Five Armies, The Economist, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Hobbit, The Interview, The New Yorker, The Oscars, tourism, university, volcano, volcanoes, Why Nations Fail 1 Comment
Momotombo is basically the national symbol of Nicaragua. It is a perfectly shaped conical volcano on the banks of Lake Managua. It is the centerpiece of the national emblem of Nicaragua. I don’t know what inspirations Tolkien took for Mt. … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Music, Travel, Vlog Tagged amateur photography, amateur photos, ash, flag, Grananda, hike, hiking, Lake Nicaragua, León, Lord of the Rings, LotR, Managua, Momotombito, Momotombo, music, national emblem, Nicaragua, photo, photography, picture, volcano, Walker, William Walker 6 Comments
Game of Thrones
In December, as I was exiting EY and preparing for three months of traveling followed by 27 months in the Peace Corps, I downloaded to my tablet a bunch of tv shows, including Game of Thrones (GoT). I had never … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Pre-Service, Travel Tagged A Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, book, books, Brann, Game of Throne, George R.R. Martin, George RR Martin, GoT, GRRM, Jon Snow, Lannister, literature, reading, Stark, Westeros 4 Comments