Kids Say the Darndest Things

Weeds

After the lovely glass-bottom boat tour of this morning, the afternoon is spent sitting on the porch, chatting with Farmer Jane and writing, while enjoying the intermittent rain showers. The evening is spent chatting, drinking wine, and eating pizza. (Kongy goes to pick up the pizza as there’s no pizza delivery on the island.) This […]

Winning Isn’t Everything

Cenote

While I’m at the library for the third day (really, I’d only planned on one, but then again, I don’t really plan, and this is why), I attempt to speak with Stephanie’s grandmother outside (you may remember that Stephanie can neither hear nor speak). As her grandmother speaks no English and I speak no Spanish, […]

Artists and Environmentalists

Crab

After returning from Tulum, I give up on showering and drag myself and my moist (a terrible word) bathing suit over to the Akumal Library, as the kids there seem to have become my addiction. I arrive and immediately look for my love, Stephanie, who is nowhere in sight. She lives with her mother and […]

Is This Heaven? No it’s Akumal

Lizard

Have you read Child’s Play? You might want to read it before this. After a few hours reading, drawing and playing on the playground with kids at the Akumal Library, I jump into Anne’s car with her and about eleven kids to take to their homes. Anne makes multiple trips and stops at each child’s […]