Maternity Leave

It’s my first day of maternity leave – or rather the first day where I’m off work and my colleagues are not. Briefly I look at my watch and imagine my classroom, my students, and what they might be doing; then I forget all about them. The heater and the AC in my car have […]

Easter Island

Some of the mysteries of Easter Island were shown to me on my trip there. Let me share with you a few theories/stories that caught my imagination:   It looks like the Moai (big statues) ´walked´to their positions. We saw the quarry they were made and then were shown how they were possibly transported; upright, […]

The land of stories

I´m on Easter Island. There is so much to say about this place but such terrible internet connection that I´ll be fast. It´s a land of stories. As a fiction writer I am scared of non-fiction. It seems so sure, so final, so I was suprised to hear that the books published on the ahus and the moais, all […]

Una vida extraordinaria

The cinema in Lima is much cheaper than in NZ. When we discovered this it seemed silly not to go and check out a movie or two. And it turns out that most movies here have subtitles (which I love), rather than are dubbed (which I hate). We looked at the list of what´s playing; […]