Last year I left my job as a bilingual English/Spanish elementary teacher in New Mexico to write, travel, photograph, and volunteer. This blog is about my life in Nicaragua, about what I’m discovering during a period of open-ended exploration, about the people I meet and the stories they tell me. I hope to convey the fascination I feel here. I’m in search of the rhythms and textures of cities and the countryside, of the elements of food and music and language. I invite your comments, questions, and curiosity.