Nature, photography

Hiking in Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park

The day after half turkey day. Buy nothing day in our household. Yesterday we cooked all afternoon and attended two zoom parties. Today was sunny and a balmy 6C (40F). Time for me to get outside, phone camera in hand… I headed to Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, a few miles from our place. Try the […]

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food, history, Humor, The Americas

Happy Covid Thanksgiving to You

Yesterday I picked up an audio book from the library. As I received the plastic bag with Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, I said to the librarian, “Have a good holiday!” He looked at me askance and said, “Yeah, right.” As he walked away, I snorted in laughter quietly to myself. That exchange was a […]

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Indigenous Peoples, Spanish Culture and Language

Paraguay’s 2 Official Languages

Paraguay is one of three countries in the Americas that name one or more indigenous languages as official, alongside Spanish. Interestingly, it is also the country where the most non-indigenous people are bilingual in an indigenous language, in this case Guaraní. Over 5 million people in Paraguay speak it. The 2012 census determined that 64% […]

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archeology, history, Indigenous Peoples, The Americas

Who Were the Hunters?

Men were the hunters and women were the gatherers; a universally assumed concept about Stone Age societies. Despite this hypothesis, excavations in Perú and the Americas have proved this was untrue. In 2018, at the Wilamaya Patjxa site high in the Andes, six burials from 9000 years ago were found. Two of the six were […]

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