Category Archives: León

On the Violence in Nicaragua

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Every society can be defined in relation to a revolution: Pre-Revolutionary, Revolutionary, Counter-Revolutionary, and Post-Revolutionary. And the history of revolution is cyclical, not linear. Post-Revolutionary societies bleed into Pre-Revolution, and the line is very fuzzy. To achieve success, to truly … Continue reading

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Return to Nicaragua – Part 1

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The first time I flew into Nicaragua I was asleep. That I am sure of. I was up late and awoke very early for the flight. I had been traveling constantly for two years at that point and I was … Continue reading

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Two Visions of Paradise

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Adapting to a New Normal

Last weekend I visited a fellow Nica 63 returned Volunteer. She is in medical school just an hour and a half away from me, and she found time in between anatomy lab and phlebotomy practice to spend a day with … Continue reading

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Epilogue: The Saga of Telica

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Working with the rural tourism cooperative was one of my biggest business advising project, one of the most challenging, and absolutely one of my favorites. I chronicled the whole saga when I left Nicaragua in May. I’m lucky to have … Continue reading

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The Saga of Telica

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One of my main business advising projects was the rural tourism cooperative at Telica Volcano. I’ve written some articles about them that I am quite fond of, so I will not rehash all of the details here. Bottom line: I love working … Continue reading

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I Am No Longer a Peace Corps Volunteer

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I COS’ed – Peace Corps parlance for successfully completing your two years of service. As of today I am no longer a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (although I am still out of … Continue reading

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First Rain

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The climate here in Nicaragua is not like the climate in most of the US. In the US, although we have rainier and drier seasons, no one would be surprised if it rained on any given day of the year. … Continue reading

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León Viejo

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León is the oldest city in Nicaragua, but it has not continuously occupied the same location. In 1610 it moved to its current location from what is known as León Viejo or León-Imabite (Imabite being the Spanish pronunciation of the … Continue reading

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A Goodbye to Cerro Negro

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