Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017More about Colombian Coffee, web site redesign
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017Added pics to my photo album, Puerto Colombia, Usiacuri
Sunday, July 23, 2017Tour de France 2017, other updates
Saturday, July 16, 2017Tour de France 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017Visited Usiacuri, a new kitten, expatriots
June 6, 2017Why I don't go to church anymore
November 24, 2016Some say: If you don't vote, you can't complain.
The real truth is this: If you do vote, you can't complain.
October 24, 2016Bogota Trip
Sept 22, 2016My girlfriend and I are getting married
July 17, 2016A mixed bag of thoughts and musings.
June 18, 2016Politics, coffee, and an update from David
May 08, 2016New web server
April 22, 2016 Castillo Salgar, update from David
March 13, 2016 WriteMonkey and I have more new students
February 20, 2016Ciénaga de Mallorquín
February 1, 2016Carnaval!
January 24, 2016 Suggestions for learning English
December 31, 2015Happy New Year!
26 December 2015Happy New Year and Merry Christmas
15 December 2015Giving from the heart? or...
16 November, 2015New web site design, Malecon, Spectre
12 October 2015Dia del la Raza/Columbus Day in Colombia
19 Septiembre, 2014Valentines Day in Colombia
Thursday, 4 September, 2015September, 2015 I'm in a new apartment, and more students
Thursday, 23 July 2015Google data, new students, learning spanish
Sunday, 21 June, 2015This is a long one
Sunday, 31 May 2015Two years in Colombia
Friday May 8, 2015Coffee and salt don't mix
Thursday, April 2, 2015 More students, and less students, but mostly more students
Thursday, 26 February 2015Teaching English and El Día de Amor y Amistad
Tuesday, February 10, 2015I need a little help from my friends
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015My address and homes, houses or apartments? And a bird
Friday, 09 January 2015Helping others help themselves
Wednesday 24, December 2014December sucks
Sunday, Dec 7, 2014The Christmas celebrations start today
18 Sept 2014BarranquiJazz and my job at Kal Tire
28 July, 2014Rainy season has arrived, finally
30 July 2014Fixed refrigerator, english learning web site and more
June 15, 2014Dead refrigerator, english learning web site and more
Saturday, 19 April 2014English pages and Web site registration
Monday, 7 April 2014Web site registration
Friday, March 21, 2014Web site registration, maybe expansion
Sunday March 9, 2014Las Flores, dinner, more photos
Monday February 24, 2014Carnaval!
Monday, 17 February 2014Puerto Colombia and Syntactic Pleonasm
24 January 2014New Photos
Carnaval kick-off, more students, rss feedCarnaval kick-off, more students, rss feed
8 January 2014New Year 2014
28 Deciembre 2013Christmas and company parties
9 Deciembre 2013Moved into my new apartment!
4 December 2013Land of the free, and another apartment opportunity
Sunday, 24 Nov, 2013Live music (finally!), job and apartment updates
Thursday, 7 Nov 2013Some good news and some sad news
Sunday, 13 October 2013Been Quiet
Sunday, 29 Sept 2013More classes
4-13.php Saturday, 9 Sept 2013More students, Yay!
Saturday 31 August 2013 Looks like I'm playing sax again!
Wednesday, 14 August 2013Jorge Borjas - scammer, liar, cheater
Friday, 8 July 2013Latest news, worse yet
Friday, 26 July 2013Gone from 'Not so good now' to worse
Tuesday 23 July, 2013Not so good now, here's the truth of it all
Friday, 5 July 2013Billiards, Football and another strike
Sunday, 30 June 2013 Things are looking good
Thursday, 20 June 2013 Apartment issues, school progress
Thursday, 13 June 2013 Santa Marta, sunburn, new apartment
Thursday, 6 June 2013My first week in Barranquilla
Monday, 3 June 2013In Barranquilla
Wednesday, 29 May 2013Rain, Rain! Go Away!
Tuesday, 21 May 2013In Washington state now
Saturday, May 18 2013I learned something new today
Monday, 13 May 2013Offline for a few days
Wednesday, 3 April 2013 Camping World, where I work
Saturday, 2 March 2013TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Thursday, 13 December 2012half marathon
Sunday, 5 August 2012Training for a half-marathon
Monday, 28 May 2012New job, new apartment
Tuesday, 13 March 2012Another new job - Yay!
Sunday, 4 December 2011New job - Yay!
Wednesday, 17 August 2011Been too long
Friday, 5 November 2010Road trip to Kansas City
Wednesday, 20 October 2010Recent trips to San Diego and Malaysia
Saturday, 4 September 2010Bought a new car!
Monday, 30 August 2010 School starting
Wednesday, 4 August 2010 Moving along
Wednesday, 21 July 2010Cheryl suffered a massive stroke
Sunday, 16 May 2010Running a 5k race
Wednesday, 25 March 2009Tejano Music Awards Fan Festival
Saturday, 14 February 2009Unemployed, again and how I am keeping busy
Tuesday, 2 December 2008Thanksgiving in Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Friday, 24 October 2008Camping at the Salt River, Wild Horses
Wednesday, 10 September 2008Mtn biking (and hiking) the King Canyon Trail
Tuesday, 12 February 2008San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park
Thursday, 3 January 2008Recent vist to Organ Pipe National Park and more
Monday, 16 July 2007Off road trip to Chivo Falls
Saturday, 30 June 2007Driving around the Huachuca Mtns
Sunday, 20 May 2007Wheelin' in the Santa Catalina Mtns
Monday, 12 March 2007Tejano Music Awards Fan Festival 2007
Tuesday, 12 December 2006Photo album works again
Monday, 11 December 2006Photo album now online
Friday, 8 December 2006New web site server
Wednesday, 29 November 2006Finally feels like winter, Cheryl is now working
Thursday, 7 September 2006House plans coming along just fine
Tuesday, 23 August 2006Finally - I'm back online
Sunday, 14 August 2006I got a job and Monsoon season
Saturday, 15 July 2006Cheryl is here now, and all of our stuff
Thursday, 6 July 2006July 4th and more dirt roads to discover
Sunday, 2 July 2006Out for a drive - offroad exploring
Saturday, 1 July 2006The temp is hot, scenery is beautiful
Tuesday, 13 June 2006I'm in Tucson!
Saturday, 3 June 2006 Wow, what a week - house sold
Tuesday, 23 April 2006House is up for sale
Sunday, 30 April 2006Picked the lot to buy in Tucson
Tuesday, 11 April 2006On building a house
Sunday, 09 April 2006Lay-off, moving, and Easter
Friday, 04 April 2006Welcome to the Wiegand home page!
Chip's English Help
English Teacher, TEFL Certified
Born: Nov. 20
I teach english as a foreign language in Barranquilla, Colombia. I'm from Kennewick, Washington, USA. In my previous life, as I call it, I was an IT guy, systems administrator, computer tech, as well as a shipping/receiving guy and also worked as a merchandising guy for a year for a camping/RV accessories store.
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Slowly but steadily, caravan migrants who trekked across Mexico are pleading their cases to US authorities on why they should be granted asylum.
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