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September Days are Flag Days






As I have explained in previous years, during the first two weeks of September, you can find street vendors selling all kinds …




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Perpetuating A Nation






Guatemalans are not known for being patriotic; yeah Guatever! Nevertheless, we do have our patriotic symbols like El Quetzal, our most beautiful …




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The Unbearable Lightness of Being






The Maya is a civilization really preoccupied with the unbearable lightness of being and masochistic on top of it all by keeping a long count which shows how insignificant we really are. We humans, however, we really muddle ourselves with all kinds of fixations, preoccupations and obsessions like dates.







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Guatemalan Independence Day Bunting






As the Guatemalan Independence Day approaches, one begins to see all the bunting in windows and doorways around Antigua Guatemala. Since Jeff …