01: Venn diagram of my personal privacy
- Between Microsoft and the NSA it resembles the remains of a successful car bomb driver.
02: pine cone season
- Harvesting the best way to start a fire.
03: karaoke freakshow
- A bar experience only possible in the seedy hinterland.
04: broccoli we were there to eat
- Partaking of a little feel-good Black History Month media.
05: tools it builds on-the-fly
- The ideal professional relationship between a master and his robot.
- Fun and headaches hooking up a relay to a catridge circulator.
07: light enough for me to get it there
- More firewood scrounging.
08: another oscilloscope
- Keeping my childhood fetishes happy.
09: my mornings and caffeine
- And then my eyelid started twitching.
10: hypothetically-spawning Priuses
- Setting off for Guatemala.
11: Lake Atitlan
- A crater lake in the mountains of Guatemala.
12: chicken buses of Guatemala
- From Lake Atitlan to Xela.
13: like someone playing Tetris
- The fist day of class at a Spanish language school in Guatemala.
14: weak little assistant
- A hard day of language school, but then I hear my little assistant speak up.
15: as limited as a newly-learned language
- Speaking English with fellow students at our language school.
16: these 'blog' things
- I sneak into Guatemala to work.
17: into the matrix, away from the gritty
- My first day of work in Guatemala.
18: the pigs of Champerico
- Visiting the Pacific coast of Guatemala.
19: hooded students
- Speech is never as free as it is for the completely anonymous speaker.
20: Fuentes Georginas
- Even better than Iceland's Blue Lagoon
21: polvo from the sky
- Santiaguito rains ash on us in the outdoor garden while we study Spanish.
22: intestinal disease that's been going around
- Gretchen gets sick in Guatemala.
23: deliberately puking in Xela
- Now I'm the one who is sick.
24: cobbles of Antigua
- After a polluted ride through the Guatemala highlands, we check into a nice hotel room in the center of beautiful Antigua.
25: Antigua market
- Where I buy myself a $19 backpack.
26: Power Law Lady
- A flight from Guatemala reminds me of a Malcom Gladwell article.
27: Eleanor became bored
- And went to check on what her recent dog sitter might be up to.
28: distinction between design and nature
- As reflected (for example) in the arrangement of the sticks on either side of the trails.
29: doggy serotonin
- Taking the doggies everywhere I go while Gretchen is gone.
30: jump on the blood sucking season
- Warm weather and back to jackhammering ditches.
31: some sort of Hurricane Eleanor
- The dogs are usually well-received at local businesses.