Tag Archives: Spanish

Pulverized

Sometimes words in my native language become far more illustrative when I learn a related word in Spanish. Today, the word pulverize ascends to this new lofty height. Pulverize literally means to reduce to fine particles. Colloquially, we use it to … Continue reading

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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

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Río San Juan Redux

The Río San Juan was the first stop on me and my parents’ trip through Nicaragua. We flew to San Carlos from Managua, and from there set off for El Castillo. The Río San Juan is Nicaragua’s southern border with Costa Rica. … Continue reading

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National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition

Last Wednesday through Friday was the National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition, which is the culmination of a year of work for Small Business Development Volunteers, teachers, and students all around Nicaragua. I didn’t have a team competing. My students had … Continue reading

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Instagram

This morning, my friend from high school, Liz Eswein, was plastered all over Facebook, with an article on Digiday.com about her business and social media influence. I was inspired and decided to revive my Instagram.   Follow me – eInsler … Continue reading

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How I Learned Spanish

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Peace Corps FAQ

I know that people have a lot of questions about Peace Corps and Peace Corps life, so hopefully I cover the majority of your questions here.  How long will I be here? All Volunteers have three months of training and … Continue reading

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1st Place!

Today was the small business competition for training, and my group got first place! There were six teams and our jelly brought home the gold for San Juan de Oriente. The competition was stiff too. The other products were: Natural … Continue reading

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Making Smoothies with Nicaraguan Teenagers

As part of our youth business group’s attempt to commercialize healthy smoothies in a very short eight week window: I believe that their final recipe includes bananas, papaya, orange juice, and water mellon.

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Nicaragua

I have been in Nicaragua since last Wednesday. However, I only really felt like I got here on Saturday when I arrived at my host family in San Juan de Oriente, Masaya. Before that we were at a hotel in … Continue reading

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