A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


Visit Expedia…

Expedia is my favorite place to book airfare, and they handle hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc. I like the organization of the site for figuring out what flights I want. Click on the suitcase to take a look.

I was very pleased to win an award for this blog! Even better for you: click through for lists of all sorts of award-winning travel blogs.

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Jan 18, 2009 – A friend in the US sent my husband the link to a website called “Born Again American.” We went there and played the video. I’ve played it four times now, and it is embedded below. At first, I wondered about the born again aspect, but this video is for everyone. When I saw a Jew and a Muslim singing side by side, I figured it fit my inclusive values – and that’s really what the US is about to me, all of us together. I watched it just before bedtime last night and didn’t fall asleep easily, my heart filled with hopes for new solutions beginning to take hold, my mind filled with ideas of what I could do, wherever I live.

Here’s the song:

And here’s a link to the website, where you can remix the video, write new lyrics, and more: www.bornagainamerican.org

Hope from that Plane Crash in New York

I was on twitter the other afternoon. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a social networking site where your posts are a maximum of 140 characters. I’m on it mainly to connect with other people who are into dog training, one of my interests. I started seeing tweets about what a great rescue job had saved people from a plane crash into the river in New York City. Other people added details, that everyone had survived it seemed (later confirmed), and more. After that I went to Google News and found articles.

The outpouring of gratitude and celebration for these 155 lives and for the extraordinary skill of the pilot continued through Twitter and through the news stories. There was so much joy that what could have been fatal wasn’t. There could not have been a more prepared pilot for that flight. Well, you probably know a lot of this.

The plane crash strikes me as a powerful metaphor of hope for what is going on now in our world.

Just before the inauguration at that. Somehow, a very different outcome was achieved from what must have seemed inevitable to the passengers when they heard the pilot tell them to prepare for impact, they were going down.

So many people in our world are impacted by all the changes, so many people feel that they are going down, whether financially or in other ways. The passengers endured some frigid water and hypothermia, some wounds and broken bones, but they are going to be okay. I have fresh hope that we all can endure the hardships and work together for a better world, everywhere.

2 Comments from the old blog:

  • At January 20, 2009 11:41 PM,  Alexis said…

    Hi Rosana,
    Thank you for commenting on my blog and giving me the link to this post. I love the way you connected the amazing plane landing and rescue to our hopes for this nation. I sense we are standing on some common ground. How lovely!

  • At January 22, 2009 8:10 AM,  Jim said…

    Thanks so much for sharing the song and video. It is WONDERFUL

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