Archive for January, 2007

Musafa, etc.—Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma—Tuesday, January 2, 2007 Yesterday, because of a70% chance of rain in the rainforest, we decided to postpone going to El Yunque (the Caribbean National Forest) until today. Instead, I outlined a number of places to go to the south and west of Las Piedras. So, at about 11, ...

Happy new year–Monday, January 1, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma—Monday, January 1, 2007, 08:15 am Happy New Year! We still haven't connected to the internet. Maybe I'll lobby for a con-expedition later today. Before I left, my editor said there were some unresolved book figures that he was going to send me beginning around December 28th. They hadn't come ...

Waiting for water to boil—Sunday, December 31, 2006

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma—Sunday, December 31th, 08:15 am I'm waiting for the water to boil for coffee. [Ten minutes later] The thing about a whistling kettle is that you need to remember to put the whistle back on if you want to know when it's ready. I'm now here enjoying my morning ...

Casa de Loma—Saturday, December 30th, 08:47 am

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Yesterday, we slept until 10, and didn't get out until 1 in the afternoon. Before that, Katie & I went exploring the yard a little. In addition to lizards and coquís (tiny tree frogs that seemingly are hard to find—they must be camera shy), there also are flowers in the ...

Casa de Loma (House on the Hill)–Friday, December 29, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma (House on the Hill)—December 29th, 10:47 am This is the front of Casa de Loma This is the back of Casa de Loma I'm sitting here being serenaded by mourning doves. At first, I thought they were owls, but they turned out to be doves. Here's what the vecindario of ...