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Sept. 22, 2023

During my travels in Ecuador I visited 36 towns/cities. In Per´, I visited 38; in Chile, only five; and in Argentina, I visited 16. In Uruguay, I visited five, and in Brazil, three. And in Paraguay I have visited 26. In Colombia I've visited 82. That's 211 towns/cities in South America.

I'm in Armenia, Colombia.

Offline for a few days

May 13, 2013

A young dancer in the Barranquilla Carnaval.

I am consolidating my web hosting/email/domain registration all with one company - Network Solutions. So in doing this my web site will be offline for a day or two, maybe 3, I'm not sure, as I rebuild the site. When this happens I'm not sure, probably this week some time, whenever the domain registration switches from the current registrar to the new one.

Camping World, where I work

Apr 3, 2013

Sunset in Tucson, AZ.

I work for Camping World, the RV supplies/accessories stores. Been there for a year now. Some months back the company started this new publicity stunt called Project Good Samaritan. What it is is this: the company wants to put up a \"look at me, aren't I just the best!\" face to the public. So they mandated that every employee MUST, as in IT IS A REQUIRMENT OR ELSE YOU'LL BE FIRED, 'volunteer' for some good public project/organization, etc. It is FORCED VOLUNTEERISM, which isn't Volunteering at all. If a person is forced to do it, they are not volunteering, no matter what spin they put on it.

TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Mar 2, 2013

Looking at the Tucson valley from the Rincon Mtns.

TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language

I recently received my TEFL certification. And I am going to expand on it a bit with a more advanced grammar certificate. What will I do with this new certification when I am finished? That is something I will write more about in the coming months.

What's new in my life here in Tucson? Nothing much. I go to work and come home from work 5 days a week.

half marathon

Dec 13, 2012

It doesn't snow in Tucson often, but when it does it's quite a sight.

Well, I did the half-marathon run. But not the official race. I was going to do the official race but the weather turned out to be right near freezing that morning, so instead I waited till the afternoon when it warmed up a bit and I went out in my own neighborhood and ran the half-marathon distance. My time was 2 hours 5 minutes and some seconds, which would coincide with about 25th or thereabouts in the official race. That's not bad for my first and only half-marathon run. At this time I have no plans on doing another, I'll just go back to running 5 miles a day. And biking to work.

Training for a half-marathon

Aug 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Trail in the Tucson Mtns is good for running.

So I set myself a goal - run a half-marathon. On Dec 9 is the Tucson Marathon. I set myself a goal of running the half-marathon. At first my goal was simply to finish in the alotted time, whatever that is. So I started running more than I had been, no problem with that. As I increased my running I also started to increase the time and distance. Just a little each time out. Maybe another half mile or so each session. I wrote myself a training schedule that would get me to 13.1 miles in mid-November, which would be right on the money for the race.