Laguna 69 and My Peace Corps Mountain

It was crowded by people just like me. Everyone congratulated one another and it was like a small family of hikers who had achieved their goal. People canon-balled into the glacier water and other carried out the tradition of the “naked lake jump.” I was happy for them. I was happy for me. We were forever bonded together as a random group of humans who joined the Peace Corps.

We are FINALISTS Who Need Likes

Peace Corps Highlighting Happiness video Peace Corps Week 2016

I have exciting news this week!! My students and I made a video highlighting happiness in Peru and submitted it to the Peace Corps Week video contest. Drumroll please… WE MADE THE FINALS!! We were selected as one of fourteen finalists worldwide and now there is a Facebook contest to see whose picture can get the most likes by Wednesday.

The Epic Peruvian Nativity

Trees and houses covered in bright lights, big bows and beautiful decorations, singing carols and sharing cookies by the fire; the holiday season is by far my favorite time of year! Starting in late November Houston transforms into a land of cheery and even friendlier people. December is the month when (most years) the heat…