Best Practices for Killing Cockroaches

This post was originally written in August 2011, towards the end of my eight-month stay in Honduras. Though that was nearly three years ago now, my visceral hatred of cockroaches still burns equally deep to this day. Greetings from Ocotepeque, Honduras, where the current temperature is estimated to be around 146 degrees Fahrenheit and people (me)…

I close my eyes, and I’m there.

This post was originally written in December 2011, looking back on my 8 months in beautiful Honduras earlier that year.  …Tiptoeing along the top of a crumbling cement wall alongside the skinny dry-season version of a river, with Mauricio and Edgar behind me and two boys from the village scampering ahead of us. We playfully…

Abuelita > Washing Machines

This is a short piece written back in 2011 when I was living and working in Honduras.  So I swear I don’t sweat a abnormal amount or anything, but one way or another I have amassed a collection of white shirts whose armpits are looking less than brand new. I’ve tried all sorts of fancy stain…