From San Jose – Away Home

Today was bitter-sweet as we said our goodbye’s in San Jose. Last night I stayed up until dawn, writing letters and wrapping small gifts of chocolate for each member of the family – I didn’t mind one bit. The Martinez family has been above and beyond generous, as they are not paid much at all in the first place for taking in students from other countries – we were even told that the expenses for caring for and feeding us is essentially out of their generosity and goodwill, and I can now attest to that. …Read the rest »

A Dinner, Exams, A Rainforest

I JUST got home from eating dinner with a friend of the family, Greg, who lives in another neighborhood. James, Carolynne and I were picked up by him (James knows him well), and we ate some Trinidadian food (he is from Trinidad) and drank some Cabernet Something wine. After dinner, I spoke in Spanish with the maid in the kitchen, who works there, and shared with her about horses, riding and missions, and she shared how she …Read the rest »



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