World Listening Day

Photo July 18 is World Listening Day. Contests and walks around the world focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. Details: worldlisteningproject.org 2018 World Listening Day 2018 …

Missing Michael Kaye

Our sympathies to the family and friends of Michael Kaye. Just learning about his death https://www.centralamerica.com/experiencing/travel/costa-rica-michael-kaye/ Embedded Tweets I wrote this 8 years ago, right after a visit with #MichaelKaye, my dear friend who passed away this week. In this article are Michael's 3 golden rules for writing travel sales copy at his eco-tour company …

Tequila

Poster: What are your favorite mezcals and tequilas? Mexico’s beloved drink is produced in Tequila, Jalisco a small town that lies in the shadow of a volcano. The Drink Fields of orderly rows of agave tequilana surround the remote town, an hour north of Guadalajara. The prickly blue agave plant dominates the valleys, although you’ll …

Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Poster Good morning. Natandio. Dios mep. Zei te ie. Zac xtil. Padush. Practicing for our next trip to markets in Oaxaca, Mexico. La Ciudad de Oaxaca has some of the most popular markets in Mexico. Nearby towns have their own markets and market days. An analogy: If markets are Mexico’s own tree of life, then …

Listen

Verbs Listen = To give one’s attention to a sound We hear you. And if we do not hear you, we would like to. Quotes Listening is the new reading. – Audible.com promotion (2018) Embedded Tweets Please stop saying “giving communities a voice” Communities already have a voice, you just aren’t listening. #AAM2018 — Josey …

Ogallala, Nebraska

Photo: Urban Farmer One of our new favorite places: Ogallala, Nebraska. Why we like this place: Cool name, Urban Farmer. More Nebraska please. Ogallala Government: Ogallala received its name from the Ogala Sioux Indian tribe. The Indians spelled the name Ogala and they pronounced it Oklada. The word means “scatter,” or “to scatter one’s own.” …

Free Social Web Workshops in Henderson

Photo: Book Sale Thursday, July 12, 9-9:30am Paseo Verde Library and Coffeeshop Free Social Web Workshop for Friends of Henderson Libraries For those curious about social media, library friends’ friend Ron Mader leads a free, hands-on demonstration at the Paseo Verde Library. Bring your smartphone or tablet. Check in and share book sale goodness via …

Guelaguetza

Poster: Guelaguetza 2018 Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. The 2018 dates are July 23 and 30. Introducing the Guelaguetza Some of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas take place in the southeastern corner of Mexico. Since 1932 the city of Oaxaca de …

San Antonio

Robert West Quote San Antonio, Texas Current time in San Antonio Quotes We are all members of one community and we have a common goal … improving the economic and social conditions of our city and making it a more desirable place in which to live. = Todos somos miembros de una comunidad y tenemos …