Today – a self indulgent detour from my December/January travels to 1) celebrate my debut as a published travel writer and 2) the first response to my blog which both happened yesterday, popping up on my iphone as I was sitting in the gallery of the Washington State House of Representatives watching them pass a budget. It was thrilling (the budget was also a good one, but I digress….).
Yes, I write a lot for my job – material that gets read by others and could be called public writing. I’m one of the co-authors of a book on teacher evaluation:
I wrote two chapters of another co-authored book that was the product of a summer Fulbright Scholar trip to Peru – a book so obscure it can no longer be found. And I was once quoted on the glossy fliers for Slickrock Adventures after a trip I took with them to Belize. I’m also an inveterate Facebook poster during my travels with a small band of readers who regularly respond. But yesterday I became official – a solo article in Travel Post Monthly and my first blog commenter, elizzabizzy.
The travel article is posted below. Click and scroll down past the archive of current/prior editions to find the contents of the current edition. You’ll read about Carnaval Negros de Blancos in Pasto, Colombia, the last stop on my trip. And because you might be interested in what happened before the exuberance of Carnaval…coming up next – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and Medellin, Colombia.