Archive for October, 2008


May began the corn season with controlled burns. By the middle of july, the charred plots were bristling with green stalks high enough to hide a Pedro. The corn is ready in September, but harvest is delayed for a month while the stalks dry where they stand. On October second, I surprised the men of […]

party ’til you xa’wak

When I arrived in Sanimtac√° last week they informed me that the fiesta for San Francisco was approaching (October 11, which I knew) and that our work would be on hold so we could celebrate (in preparation. This was news). So we made our way to the house where the first party would be. Under […]