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Thank You!

Today is our last day in Colombia. And this is our final blog post. Today we’ll finish packing (once all our laundry dries – of all the days to start out cloudy in Medellin), take a jog here on our … Continue reading

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Last Days in the Campo

I just wrote an entire blog post that got erased, so I will make this second attempt short and sweet. Last night we arrived from our last trip out to the countryside, where we said goodbyes, thanked people for their … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

Go ahead and let the song play while you read this post. I let it play while I wrote it. Sorry we’ve been out of touch. Casey’s dad and stepmom came to visit for the past week. We saw the … Continue reading

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Good Stuff Going On

Last weekend Case and I went back to Granada, one of the municipalities we’re researching. We attended a meeting with a group writing the historic memory of the conflict in the town, and we also met again with the group … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Story

Today, Jake and I spent the morning interviewing demobilized combatants.  “Nothing more relaxing on a Sunday morning than talking to the FARC,” as Jake likes to say (jokingly).  Over the past few months, we have interviewed a total of 10 demobilized combatants … Continue reading

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We just finished “The Office.” Again.

We watched season nine when we first got to Colombia. Then, because Case had never seen the rest of the seasons, we decided to start from the beginning. The show has carried us through much of our trip, like good … Continue reading

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Macondo Morning

Colombia’s (and perhaps Latin America’s) most famous author – Gabriel Garcia Marquez – passed away last week, leaving the whole country in mourning. He was famous for his fictional writing in the genre of Magical Realism, a narrative form in … Continue reading

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