Human nature & the desire to belong

During the month of June I was emotionally all over the place, facing the decision as to when was my time to head back to my family, my friends, and my city. My original plan was to leave no later than September but the universe didn’t seem to agree and I therefore found myself weighing…

The Fire That Ignited All This

Some of my earliest, fondest memories come from Up North at my grandpa’s cabin. Our whole family would make the 7 hour drive and we’d spend time playing in the woods, swimming in the lakes, sitting around the bon-fire, and listening to grandpa tell stories about Bigfoot. I remember one time we arrived, the last…

And the purpose is…

I arrived about two weeks ago. For the third time. The last couple weeks have been a blur of settling in and the pure luck of arriving during a time of tremendous activity. September 11th: the 39th anniversary of when General Pinochet threw over the Chilean government in 1973 and began his 17 year dictatorship. September…