martes, 14 de junio de 2011

In my next life I'll be a vulcanologist!

My husband went to Buenos Aires, Aregentina to do a course on fertility. He's a psychologist and is really interested in that field. Anyway, he was supposed to return and hasn't been able to because the volcano in Chile left a whole lot of ashes in the atmosphere that is very dangerous for the airplanes. In a nutshell: he's stuck. 
Now, we've been on Skype, sharing youtube links back and forth (he knows I'm a total nerd when it comes to this). Here are a few inSpanish:

Volcanoes have fascinated me ever since I was a little girl, and when I studied them in 8th grade I was just drawn to them. Then I moved away from the States, goodbye chance to study Vulcanology or whatever that's called...and well, case closed. I'll do it in my next life!

But as my grandmother "Omi" would say, "no one can take away your knowledge", and here I am again taking in images and info from YouTube and Google. 

Our earth is beautiful, strong, impressive... and sometimes I think we underestimate her. 

Some other videos worth watching: 

Nat Geo                                   Kilauea, Hawaii                                 Etna, 2006  (Breathtaking at the end!)

Etna 2006  (This man, Thomas Reichart, died on the Etna 2009)         Reichart's flicker 

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miércoles, 8 de junio de 2011

Week 1

What happens when you rely on other people to do some of your things?
a. you don't do it
b. you miss out by not doing it

Well, yes, my husband used to help me out on our little business blog... well, actually more his blog than ours and  I missed out on quite a few things.

But now.... it's a different story. I'm proud of my trial-and-errors and of personalizing this blog (little by little, mind you, no pressure please!)

I can say that I'm learning how to use a blog.. and it's endless possibilities! I could post lots of things on this blog for my students, maybe some useful videos, missed assignments and the like. I'm still thinking about other possibilities.

I also enjoyed learning about WiziQ. Like the blog, it is something worth meddling around and playing with it. In 4 words:  think outside the box.

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