Sometimes I blog on this site. Then sometimes I forget or get lazy, and it completely ruins the point of having a daily log of anything. Today, I'd like to begin again.
For starters, I've only been back in Ecuador for a few weeks, so I haven't had much to report. Two, since I've been back, I've been busy with a few things like teaching classes of 30 to 37 ninth graders, beating back monster dust bunnies (more on that later), and settling back into a 6:00 A.M. wake-up time. Honestly, it's been nice. Round one of Ecuador was like a trial round. Now, I'm getting into the groove of things. By this time next year, I think I'll be a little sad to say goodbye.
The good news is that I finally bought a new camera! Documenting my life here has just gotten a whole lot cooler. Unfortunately, the view of my favorite subject in the city has been obstructed by some tacky blue roof. But, imagine if you will a mural of a recently-married couple walking up a stairway into a pink oblivion of clouds and a half-finished copy of Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam." Then imagine it's beneath the disco lounge with the white piano and the dance platform. Believe me, it deserves documenting...and maybe a 1970s version of Elton John at the piano, just so it all makes sense.