Category Archives: Fascinating People

Herbs and Spices, Galore!

There is much fun to be had in discovering new herbs and spices to play with in the kitchen. One of my favorite activities on a lazy Saturday afternoon is to head over the the Savory Spice Shop. I always … Continue reading

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Teko Perez – Former Mayor of San Juan la Laguna

Teco Perez is the type of person that, once encountered, one will never forget. He is a ninety-three-year-old man living in San Juan la Laguna with the energy of a sixteen-year-old. As the former mayor of San Juan (1940-1944),┬áTeko has … Continue reading

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Misterios, La Casa de La Mente

My great friend, Fredy Perez Hernandez and I have initiated a project entitled Misterios, La Casa de La Mente. It is an oral history project documenting the lives of the ancianos, the elderly citizens of the village of San Juan … Continue reading

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Jose, Maria and Family (San Pedro)

I encountered Jose Maria, his wife Maria and Family in front of the Catholic church in SanPedro following a service one Sunday. They invited me to their house for a traditional Guatemalan meal of tiny dried fish in chili sauce … Continue reading

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