Explosion and Fire: Rising to the Challenge in Tepoztlán

NewImage.png—One morning last week we were awoken by a disturbing series of explosions. As we shook off our slumber, we saw a column of flame in the pre-dawn darkness. We are not far from the autopista (highway) and I guessed that there was an accident involving some sort of gas or chemical truck. Lots of trucks climb and descend the steep tollroad here, which connects Mexico City with Puebla. We often hear them during the night.

What happened was a little different than I imagined…. Continue reading

To Get To “Can” Start With “Try”

Swim

When I was in middle school, I was invited to join a swim team at the pool where I had been taking swim lessons. I think I considered the possibility for about half-a-second, and promptly decided “I’m not interested.”

Looking back, it’s clear that I was interested. But in addition to being interested, eager, curious, excited at the possibility, intrigued Continue reading