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Posts Tagged With "Perspective"

Completing the Loop

Saturday, August 2, 2008
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This past weekend I completed a loop – a long one, a 15 year old one. And it happened by pure luck, and pure chance. This is a long post, and if you already know what I’m talking about, you really need to read on. If you don’t, then get some coffee and enjoy the […]
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El Salvador

Friday, January 2, 2004
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We made great distance on New Year’s day – since it is such a big holiday here in Central America, all the stores and restaurants were closed, and nobody was out driving on the streets and highways. We had the whole highway to ourselves most of the way, and we were able to go a […]
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Giving Pictures, El Salvador

Saturday, August 30, 2008
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Douglas and Stephanie Hackney started a really great program they’ve called Giving Pictures – you can read about it here. We think it is such a great idea that we’ve decided to do somethig similar!
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Granada, Nicaragua

Monday, December 1, 2003
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Today we paid our first police bribe. We were stopped at one of the usual police checkpoints along the highway and the policeman started being really picky about seeing our vehicle papers and licence and passports etc. When he found that everything was in order, he suddenly said that Robin had done an illegal pass […]
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Granada, Nicaragua

Wednesday, December 31, 2003
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We decided to spend New Year’s Eve in Granada – the small town that we visited in November. New Year’s is a huge celebration here in Central America, and we didn’t want to be stuck in southern Honduras overnight, so we stopped at Granada – a place where we knew we could park the truck […]
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Our Version of Peru

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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To be totally candid … our version of Peru is not the typical glossy-paged, fun-filled story that you read in the tourist brochures.  Ours is a different version … one filled with many moments of frustration, exasperation, disbelief, disappointment, sadness, and anger. 
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Setbacks

Sunday, June 15, 2008
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They say that things don’t always go according to plan … and well, here we are! Nothing too serious … just another hurdle to jump in the relay of getting ready for a big trip.
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Team Dynamics …

Sunday, July 13, 2008
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A good friend introduced me to the concept of Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing. I can’t do it justice in one sentence, but essentially, it describes the different stages that a team transitions through in order to become a functional, efficient team that is able to effectively tackle problems and deliver results.
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