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14 TRAVEL byloy Houston
Guatemala in 90 Hours

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20 LAKE VIEWS byDwight WayneCoop
Nice Paca Finds

Friends of the Deaf

22 IN THE GARDEN byS.C.Johnson
Thornwhistle on Luciernagas

23 Art Exhibit in Quetzaltenango
23 Moulin Rouge in Panajachel
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42 COMMUNICATION byDorothyKethler
E-Thinking of You

46 HOLISTIC THOUGHTS byDr. Karmen Guevara
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66 COOKING WITH LOVE by Dianne Carofino
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W start off with some storytell-
ing this month with The Na-
hual. It is a word that signifies
"moment of radiance" and if that's not
enough to grab your interest, wait until you
read what happened to Don Chequel when
he followed a trickster nahual into a tunnel.
Ever wonder how much of Guatemala
you can see in just a couple of days? Turning
a short visit into a long-lasting memory is en-
tirely possible, case in point Guatemala in 90
Hours. If you're ready for some international
travel, You Can Get There From Here, Gua-
temala to Machu Picchu offers an interesting
historical backdrop accompanied by some
excellent modern day trip tips! From sto-
rytelling to travel, next up, what to wear in
2010? Welcome to the Era of Nice Paca Finds!
If you're a shopper and you haven't been to
the paca, you're missing some great bargains.
The People and Project highlight this
month is Friends of the Deaf; Thornwhistle
takes on Lucidrnagas, Here Come Guate-
mala's Fireflies! E-Thinking of You makes
a great case for reaching out via the inter-
net and Guate Life, Dead or Alive makes
a great case for staying out of the trimite
lines! Cooking with Love is Spicing it Up
with Asmena Pankanea and Sensuous Gua-
temala features Sunshine. FYI, Ask Eliza-
beth covers the new municipal construction
at the east entrance to Antigua, the much
needed parking lot and an update on the
World-Class Destination Program.
In honor of Mother's Day in May we
have a great assortment of humorous and
serious quotations about mothers and
motherhood throughout this issue.
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n the Mesoamerican cosmology, the
word nahual signifies "moment of ra-
diance." It refers to the essence or the
spirit of a person, animal or thing, liv-
ing or dead. This spirit is believed to func-
tion as the protector of a person, animal or
plant. It is believed that humans have an
animal spirit counterpart, received at birth,
which accompanies them through life.
The nahual is thought to help individuals
in difficult moments when they need protec-
tion or have important decisions to make.
Often represented in the shape of a stone,
a nahual can use its power for good or for
evil, depending on its personality. No one
can capture a nahual; it always escapes and
transforms into something else. During any
rite of passage in life, one's nahual is present.
I found out about the nahual when I was
a teenager. It was my 1979 school vacation
and I was working on a relative's farm in
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Quetzaltenango, with two coworkers who
had the same name: "Sebastiin." Unlike
me, they were from indigenous commu-
nities. One day, they invited me to their
homes in San Andr&s Xecul, Totonicapin.
I was so happy being there around the fire
on the earth floor, listening to the Maya-
K'iche' language spoken by them and their
families. After dinner, they invited me to
visit their church, since that day was the
festival of San Andrds Xecul.
We walked there under the moonlight;
the illuminated, decorated church was ma-
jestic, with a constant
stream of people
coming and going.
In church, the men
removed their hats
and proceeded on
their knees to the
main altar, praying


all the way to the famous Black Christ-a
statue of Jesus made of dark wood-that
holds a special appeal to Guatemala's in-
digenous peoples. The women did the same
with the children, and I followed them.
Later, we left the church and crossed the
patio to the priest's house he was a Catho-
lic priest who was also Maya K'iche', and
respected both Catholic and Mayan beliefs.
This old man, wearing a traditional sarape
and hat from the town of Momostenango,
welcomed us and invited us to sit around
the kitchen fire. The two Sebastians imme-
diately went to touch a small stone located
on a special altar, surrounded by candles,
flowers and a clay bowl with burning pine
resin incense (copal). I
later learned that this
stone was a nahual.
They took their
S time praying before
the stone. In the
Mayan tradition,
one must properly

No one can capture a nahual;
it always escapes and trans-

forms into something else.
During any rite ofpassage in

life, one's nahual is present.
address a nahual. To do otherwise would
bring bad luck. The priest started speaking
in K'iche' with my friends and asked me
where I was from. He asked where I was
born, where I was studying, how I had met
the two Sebastians, and where my parents
and grandparents were.
With all of these questions, I suddenly
felt far away from my hometown and fam-
ily, amazed at how culturally diverse Gua-
temala is and how distant we Guatemalans
are from each other-sharing the same
territory but separated by volcanoes, moun-
tains, rivers, lakes, valleys, languages and
customs. I introduced myself by talking
about the village of Quirigua, where I was
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born, and where my
parents and grandpar-
ents were born.
The priest began to
discuss many things I
didn't know about the
religious significance
of the famous Mayan altars at Quirigui.
He asked me what more I could tell them
about Quirigui. Suddenly, I remembered
something from my childhood.
The only other thing I knew was that
there was said to be an underground tun-
nel underneath Quirigui. My grandfather
once showed me the entrance, telling me
that it went all the way to Copin, Hondu-
ras-another sacred Mayan site.

In drawings on the tunnel
walls, he saw the story of Yax
K'uk' Mo (the green quet-
zal macaw with a goggle-eye

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I told them a story I
Shad heard about a man
named Don Chequel,
who had allegedly
crossed the tunnel after
being enchanted. It was
said that he followed a
beautiful girl (a trickster nahual) into the
tunnel, but got lost inside the tunnel for
years and became deranged, or at least,
people thought he was crazy with his talk of
secret underground tunnels. Twenty years
after he first disappeared from Quirigui, he
showed up in town.
One night, Don Chequel appeared,
knocking at my grandfather's door. Grand-
father noticed that the dogs didn't bark that
night (believed to be a sign of ghosts) and
was surprised at the man's long, unkempt,
dirty hair. After talking a while, he recog-
nized it was Don Chequel and offered him
a job on his farm.
The man repeatedly told my grand-
father about the tunnel of Quirigui and
wanted my grandfather to accompany him.
Grandfather instead invited him to attend
the Quaker Church, to see if Don Chequel
could be healed from his apparent halluci-
nations. He believed that bad spirits trou-
bled Don Chequel. The man repeatedly
asked my grandfather to accompany him to
the tunnel, so one day Grandpa decided to
go with him.
Don Chequel described how he had en-
tered it many years earlier, following a love-
ly woman in a white dress with long black
hair, who wanted to show him something
he didn't understand. Without fear, he
walked behind her as she followed a bright
light in front of her. In drawings on the
tunnel walls, he saw the story of Yax K'uk'
Mo (the green quetzal macaw with a gog-
gle-eyed headdress who was the first ruler
of the City of Copin), and saw mounds

of golden coins, gold
feathers, gold chains
and bracelets and
lots of jewelry made
of precious jade. He
was thrilled by all the !
jade jewelry and golden
coins and the sound of them clinking in his
Along the way, he saw human bones
mixed with jade tools. He followed the
woman until they entered a cave larger than
a cathedral. There, she stopped and sat down
on a jade-golden throne with Yax K'uk' Mo
sitting beside her. Don Chequel suddenly
saw his own hair growing long and his skin
turning wrinkled, and he found himself sit-
ting at the edge of the river in Copin, trem-
bling-his hands grasping bunches of small
stones at the edge of the river.
My grandfather believed that Don
Chequel saw the macaw nahual, which was
part of the myth that indigenous elders in
Quirigui spoke of when he was growing up.
He thought this nahual had enticed Don
Chequel through the tunnel and removed
his soul. Thus, he felt it was very important
that Don Chequel get spiritual help.
My great uncle Ignacio was the pastor of
the Quaker Church in Gualin, Zacapa, and
agreed to help Don Chequel. The broth-
ers of the Quaker Church cared for Don
Chequel and invited him to participate in
their religious services. At first, he couldn't
enter the church and would tremble and
faint. In time, he was finally able to enter
and was cured of his spiritual ailments.
When my story was done, the priest
brought me the stone that was on the altar
and told me that this nahual was talking
throughout my story of Quirigui, saying
that I should continue telling such stories. I
left with warm feelings about my encounter
with the people of San Andr&s Xecul. Later,

as an anthropologist,
I would learn more
about nahuals, meet
more people who
would tell me their
experiences with na-
huals, and visit many
important Mayan altars and Ajq'ij Ab (time
keepers for the Mayan calendar) in Guate-
mala's countryside.
In 1988, I was assigned with a team
to do anthropological field work at Santa
Maria Chiquimula in Totonicapin and
two years later I founded La Casa del Na-
hual, a Guatemalan cultural center and in-
digenous and Spanish language school in
Quetzaltenango, promoting cultural and
international student exchange with Ma-
yan local leaders.
In 2000 in San Diego, California,
Bernard Groefsema and I co-founded the
Nahual Foundation, a think tank by and
for indigenous peoples of the Americas.
In 2004, I returned to Guatemala to cre-
ate the Fundaci6n Nahual and to work as
a community organizer, teaching about
the community development council sys-
tem and helping people to understand
the importance of civic participation in
post-war Guatemala. Currently, the work
of Fundaci6n Nahual is to teach Guate-
malan community members how to form
community development councils and to
use them effectively to drive community-
determined projects.
Each of us has a nahual, or an animal
essence, that can work for positive or nega-
tive aims. It is up to us, and the spirit of the
nahual, to channel this energy for good. O

Fundacidn Nahual, 2a avenida norte #6-B
La Antigua Guatemala
(502) 7832-0167 5985-4954

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XTolcanoes. Lakes. Ai>..1..', and
architecture. History and culture.
Ziplines. Coffee plantations. UNES-
CO World Heritage sites. Plus, of course,
shopping. Guatemala has all these attractions
for tourism. But what about the tourist who
has only a few days and less than $300? Yes,
with planning and time management, that
tourist can have a comprehensive Guatemala

As an example, a well-established tour com-
pany recently offered a four-night package
that begins on Friday night at a four-star
hotel near the airport in Guatemala City.
After included airport pick-up, travelers are
on their own for the day. Depending on ar-
rival time, they might opt for a visit to the
historic center or artisans' market or maybe
just recoup at the hotel pool.

The package includes a sumptuous buffet
breakfast before Saturday 9 a.m. departure
for La Antigua, with commentary along the
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way for a group of about 10. First stop is a
hotel-museum where the guide points out
the old and the new, revealing restoration
of the Dominican monastery established in
the 16th century. By this time cameras are
out clicking at burial places, colonial kitch-
en facilities, fountain and gardens.

A short walk leads to a workshop for a talk
on the discovery of jade in Guatemala. After
a shot of coffee and a few minutes to shop,
the walk continues, toward Volcano Agua
with a brief history along the way about the
founding of the town in 1542. There's a visit
to the tomb of Santo Hermano Pedro, Cen-
tral America's first and to-date only saint, at
the San Francisco Church, and the cameras
keep clicking.

The van is waiting for a drive across town-
without stops to ensure staying on sched-
ule-past Central Park, the Cathedral and
Palace of the Captains General, then on to
the La Merced Church. Following must-

take photos of the baroque fa-
gade, there's a visit inside to see
the 17th century Jestis Naza-
reno image viewed in proces-
sion by thousands every Good
Friday, a look at the monastery
fountain, the largest in Central
America, and then it's up to the
terrace for a birds' eye view of
the town.

Almost gratefully, the group
boards the van for Chichicas-
tenango, glad for time to check
photos and process images in
their heads before a lunch break
at Tecpin-where some hard-
core shoppers escape and forfeit
food for shopping.

After comfortable and quick
check-in at the Chichicaste-
nango inn, conveniently located
near the Santo Tomis Church
and market, each one does his
own thing: wander through
the gardens and the town, visit
the church, people-watch with
coffee...or get a head start on
shopping. After choosing a
simple or not-so-simple dinner,
tired travelers cozy-up by stone
fireplaces in rooms furnished
with antiques and stocked with
wood and candles, reviewing a
full day, a full camera and fast-
filling-up shopping bags before
snuggling under welcome wool-
en blankets for the night.

Waiters in typical dress serve
Sunday breakfast. The market is
beginning to bustle, and flower-
filled steps of the church lure

Comfortable accommodation in Chichicastenango

Much-photographed facade of La Merced Church, La Antigua

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Sun-starved northerners enjoy hotel pool in Guatemala City
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visitors inside to incense-scented ceremony.
But the van leaves at 11, so there's no time
to dawdle. Following a flurry of sights,
smells and sounds, satisfied shoppers head
for Panajachel, enjoying lush highland scen-
ery along the way.

With wise planning the van bypasses the
shopping and heads straight for a launch to
take the 10 to the lakeside village of Santa
Catarina, where they experience distinctive
blue-and-green crafts and clothing. A ter-
race lunch refuels, with time to absorb the
beauty of Lake Atitlan before returning to
Guatemala City.

Early evening arrival back at the hotel of-
fers time to reorganize, choose among many
close-by dinner options and reflect on anoth-

er full day, getting a grip on the fact that ar-
rival here was only one night ago, and there's
only one day left with this package. That day
is free to spend as each traveler chooses.

Some leave early for an optional one-day
trip to Tikal and back. Some choose to
climb active Volcano Pacaya and are picked
up after that bountiful buffet breakfast. Yet
others get a cab to Constitution Square to
spend the day freestyle, visiting the Metro-
politan Cathedral, the National Palace and
the old Post Office, stopping for lunch in
a historic hotel. Other options include the
zoo, the Ethnic or History and Archeol-
ogy Museum or a guided tour of the city.
Of course there's the market, or one might
choose to spend the day soaking up the sun
poolside at the hotel. Whatever the choice,
the day-and the tour-is over all too soon.

One last evening and night, one
last buffet breakfast and then it's
off to the airport. It was for sure
S a whirlwind tour. There's much
more to enjoy in Guatemala, and
S certainly any of the sites in this
sample tour deserve more time.
But when time and budget are
limited, yes, it is possible to get
S a pretty good idea about what
Guatemala has to offer and whet
the appetite for a return visit. 1

Tourist does some serious shopping
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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL by Joy Houston photos: Jack Houston

Ruins of Inca citadel at Machu Picchu

You Can Get There From Here

Guatemala to Machu Picchu

c S surprise followed surprise in be-
wildering succession... Suddenly
we found ourselves standing
in front of the ruins of two of the finest
and most interesting structures in ancient
America. Made of beautiful white granite,
the walls contained blocks of Cyclopean
size higher than a man. The sight held me
spellbound... The building did not look as
though it ever had a roof...so the sun could
be welcomed here by priests and mummies.
I could scarcely believe my senses...Would
anyone believe what I had found?"

The place now known as Machu Picchu
had rested undisturbed for three centuries
when Hiram Bingham recorded his discov-
eries in July 1911 (Lost City of the Incas). To-
day one of the world's wonders, Machu Pic-
chu welcomes half a million visitors a year.

Machu Picchu is not exactly in the
neighborhood of Guatemala. But when
one has come this far, it's a logical link,
historically speaking. In 1533 when the
Spanish conquered the ancient Inca capital
of Cuzco, Peru, the jumping off point for
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Train to Machu Picchu winds through river gorge

Llamas graze on once agricultural terraces

a Machu Picchu visit, they were
also building their own capital
in Almolonga, Guatemala, on
the skirts of Volcano Agua. Three
years later the Inca king slipped
out from under Spanish domi-
nation, packed up his people's
golden treasures and left Cuzco
to relocate the royal seat in the
remote, fortified mountain sanc-
tuary of his ancestors.

The Spanish succeeded in
forcing the Inca from the royal
hide-out in 1572 and displayed
the king's head on a pole on the
plaza of Cuzco. By that time Al-
molonga had been destroyed by
a furious flood, and the Guate-
Smala contingent was busy build-
ing Santiago de los Caballeros,
now La Antigua. Spanish King
Charles V had had enough and
abdicated in 1556, turning the
whole thing over to Philip II who
never looked back.

The citadel of the last Inca
was of no matter, its secret ex-
istence buried safely under the
s shadow of Machu Picchu and
blankets of vegetation until his-
torical and geographical curios-
ity reawakened in the 1800s.
"The sanctuary was lost for cen-
turies because this ridge is in the
most inaccessible corner of the
most inaccessible section of the
central Andes," wrote Bingham.
When discovered the ruins took
the name of the mountain "be-
i' cause no one knew what else to
call them.

Going first class to Machu Picchu
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Construction of Cuzco Cathedral began in 1550

Inca civilization has generally been de-
fined by what the Spanish found, but prob-
ably dates back thousands of years, the
empire to around 1200. But by the time
the Spanish arrived it had passed its prime,
weakened by civil war. Its history has been
shrouded in mystery, partly due to lack
of a written record. It seems writing had
long since been banned based on the belief
that letters caused pestilence. Augustinian
monks managed to reach the vicinity of the
royal retreat and tried in vain to persuade
the Inca to accept Christianity. Their writ-
ings fill in some gaps about the last days of
the empire.

What cannot be denied is that the an-
cient Inca were excellent engineers. They
built roads through the Andes from Ec-
uador to Argentina and Chile, bridges of
braided vine over mile-deep gorges, amaz-
ing agricultural terraces and phenomenal
water systems. Bingham returned for fur-

their explorations in 1912 and 1914-15,
sponsored by Yale University and National
Geographic Society, painstakingly removing
obstacle after obstacle. Still a puzzle, more
recent discoveries tell more about the end
than the beginning.

Today's traveler from Guatemala typi-
cally flies to Lima, about six hours,
and then another hour and a half to Cuzco
on an early morning flight. The altitude of
11,000 feet might call for adjustment, over-
night rest and lots of coca tea. No problem
there: Cuzco itself begs exploration, its nar-
row ancient Inca lanes laced with Spanish
influence, its architecture, plazas and con-
vents, its culture spoken through crafts and
a brewery, the modern version of an ancient
custom and, along with tourism, Cuzco's
main industry.
The three-hour train trip from Cuzco to
Machu Picchu departs from stations about
half an hour from the town. ..continued on page78
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Lake Views
by Dwight Wayne Coop

Welcome to the era of

Nice Paca Finds

Swill never forget my 1988 introduction
to Pacas. I refer not to women named
Francisca (Paca, for short), although
I have met those, too. Fewer all the
time, however, since my wife disdains Pacas
in any form, capital P or small P.
In downtown Guatemala, during siesta
hour (still observed in the city back then),
I spotted this sign on a persiana: HOY SE
ABREPACA a las 3:00 (persianas are those
roll-up aluminum walls that seal storefronts).
Being new to both the country and the
language, I resolved to finish my errand and
drift back at 3 to learn what pacas were,
and also what happened whenever one se
abrid. Two plumpish middle-aged women
were already waiting, and it was only 2:40.
I was not expecting anything on the order
of the Second Coming, an earthquake or a
coup d'tat, but I was curious.
At a quarter after three (right on time, in
other words), someone came and raised the
persiana. The half-dozen women now pres-
ent rushed in with such startling urgency
that something in me said, "Follow them!"
But I was there to observe.
What I saw resembled a flock of hens,
freshly uncooped, getting their Wheaties
-or should I say "meaties"-by darting at
anything moving in the grass. You can buy
"chicken feed" for domestic foul, but cluck-
ers with free-range privileges prefer beetles
and worms.
The women, like the chickens, were
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competing. But instead of beetles, their
prey were woolen caps, T-shirts, socks,
skirts and other attire, all used. I thought,
"OK, this is how they do thrift shops in
Thrift shops in the old country were
still, for me, something novel. As a black
sheep raised in a manicured suburb, I dis-
covered them as an adult. My grandpar-
ents, who had been poor, knew them well
enough. But my parents, who had escaped
poverty, made a point of buying only new
clothes for us kids.
In college, while homeless (but dat-
ing one of my professors), I discovered the
Goodwill, the Salvation Army and nu-
merous wildcatter thrift shops. I habitu-
ally haberdashed at such places, along with
other down-and-outers, but also with folks
who were destined (or so I imagined) to be-
come wealthy because they practiced fru-
gality without shame. So my observations
that day in downtown Guatemala were al-
most sociological.
Well, some were. The first mystery to be
solved was etymological. What, exactly,
was a paca? Compared to the man in charge
of the place, I was white and towering. But
when I asked him Qud es unapaca? he eyed
me as if I were diminutive and green, and
begging, "Take me to your leader." It was
one of those moments-we all have them
-when culture shock is sparked by the
painfully mundane ...contnued on page 102



of the


(Las Voces del Silencio)

Sike so many, Chris Tackett came to La
Antigua Guatemala to learn Spanish,
ut gradually Antigua, and a growing
interest in the plight of the deaf here, lured
him to become a full-time resident. He met
Alvaro de Le6n C. (a teacher of 30 years)
and his son Alvaro who is deaf. Alvaro Jr.
received a scholarship from USAID to study
at Mount Aloysius College in the U.S. and
has published volume I of his textbook
Guatemalan Sign Language and is currently
working on volumes II and III.

In June 2009, Alvaro Jr. and his father pre-
sented their idea to Chris about starting a
local school for the deaf. In order to raise
funds and awareness for Las Voces del Si-
lencio (LAVOSI), Chris returned to the
States to establish the non-profit Friends
of the Deaf. Alvaro's idea became a reality
as a school in Antigua for hearing-impaired
students opened its doors in January 2010.

The staff of five teachers is dedicated to
helping children become happy, productive
and respected citizens through encourage-
ment, education and example. Freddy E.
de Le6n C. (also hearing impaired) is an ex-

Giving help and hope
to the deaf in Guatematla

traordinary local artist who is setting a posi-
tive example at the school. Visiting teachers
and artisans also provide new experiences
for the students.
The Friends of the Deaf school strives
to remind the general public that deafness
doesn't imply helplessness.

Current Projects
The 2010 curriculum includes technical
classes, computer literacy, courses in bak-
ing and multi-media art, all of them of-
fering potential career opportunities; plus
standard elementary classes and practice in
Guatemalan Sign Language.

Wish List
Our first wish is to be welcoming and open
to the community of Antigua and to re-
ceive visitors and volunteers. Supplies to as-
sist teachers as well as donations are always
gratefully accepted. 0

For more information:
Friends of the Deaf (LAVOSI)
Valle de Santiago, No. 29-A
La Antigua Guatemala
Tel/fax: (502) 7832-5852

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Here come Guatemala's Fireflies: It must be May, or is it?

ll seafarers know the importance of
light, as in lighthouse or beacon.
l before GPS, charts showed lights
sequences, say one short and two long
flashes of lights followed by darkness, and
if the navigator spotted the right sequence,
he knew where he was. Lighthouses were
built to repel, ward humans from danger.

But what if the opposite were true and
sequences of light, say one short, two
long, were meant to attract, not repel?
Enter the lucidrnaga, Guatemala's firefly
or lightning bug. Fireflies are omnipresent
in literature dealing with summer in
the Northern Hemisphere. It's hard to
imagine a fictional summer without hot
nights and fireflies. And is there one of
us who did not as a child collect a jar full
of fireflies in the evening and go to sleep
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by its ever-dimming glow? ("Hey, Mom,
he's asleep, let the fireflies out.") Likewise,
Guatemala's fireflies mean that the rainy
season, or winter, invierno is approaching.
Fireflies have always meant "May."

No more. Guatemala's lucirnagas are
coming out earlier and earlier in the year,
along with the spectacular purple flowers of
the jacaranda, once thought of as the Easter
tree, but now blooming as early as February.
Climate change, global warming, whatever.

The flashes of light from fireflies have a
purpose. Finding the right boyfriend or
girlfriend for a firefly is a complicated
task. There are several species, each with
a distinctive flash pattern. Boy must meet
girl and girl meet boy with identical light
patterns. If you are ntuedpage00

DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTS Quetzaltenango and Panajachel

Art Exhibit in


May 14 28

twenty-one paintings are featured in
. the exhibition, Miniaturaspor Harry
Thomas Danvers, with the inauguration on
May 14 at 7pm.

S D Danvers began his ar-
. tistic career in the early
70s, studying drawing
at the Escuela Nacio-
nal de Artes Plisticas
in Guatemala City.
He explains about his
current show, "The idea with the miniature
paintings is to make something small seem
large, always using the local environment as
a backdrop."

He is also a professor of English and Anthro-
pology at the Universidad de San Carlos in
Quetzaltenago, as well as the author of 11
novels and 6 bilingual books.

Open through May 28. Centro Cultural Casa
No'j, 7a calle 12-12, zona 1, Quetzaltenango.

More info at www.guatemalan-art.com

Moulin Rouge -

The Musical

Comes to Panajachel

May 28 and 29

V ermonters Andy Hauty and Joby
Dan'Sy, who brought A Midsummer
Night's Dream, The Producers and West
Side Story to Panajachel, are bringing this
month their rendition of Moulin Rouge.

The couple have pleased audiences of locals
and weekenders for more than four years
with their troupe, Atitlin Youth Theatre.
Their productions blend modern dance and
music with classical drama. This year's pro-
duction will, they believe, supersede the pag-
eantry of all previous ones; it will include,
among other things, such firsts for Panaja-
chel as acrobats performing on-stage.

Another first is that this will be an inaugu-
ral performance for Panajachel's new River
House Activity Center. The new playhouse
is located on the north end of town, above
the Ubico Bridge.

Tickets are Q50 for adults, Q25 for chil-
dren. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Fri-
day, May 28 and Saturday, May 29. There
will also be a discounted matinee at 4 p.m.
on the previous day (tel: (502) 4090-1912).
Dwight Wayne Coop

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3Mon., through Sat., 29th -
PHOTOGRAPHY: Collective exposition
by members of the Club Fotogrifico de
Guatemala. www.clubfotografico.org Museo
Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7896) 6a calle final z.
10, Guatemala City.
4Tues., 7pm EXPO & SALE: In-
auguration of Primeros Cinceles, stone
sculptures by 18 artists from Estudio/Taller
Beverley Rowley; Sat., 15th, 22nd & 29th,
9am-12:30pm workshops & classes be-
gin, Q950 incls. materials. Museo Ixchel
(tel: 2361-8081) Centro Cultural UFM, 6a
calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
4Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
Life in Guatemala: Brief History and
Current Conditions with Sue Patterson, a
retired US Foreign Service officer living
in La Antigua, Guatemala. She is a former
U.S. Consul General in Guatemala and has
served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also
the founder of WINGS, a non-profit dedi-
cated to reproductive health and family
planning. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. #8, LaAntigua.
4Tues., 7pm ART & PHOTOGRA-
PHY: Atitldn: Inspiracidn de Ayer; Hoy,
Rescate with photos and paintings by many
talented artists including Garavito, Arima-
ny, Arathoon, Rios and Zadik. Casa Mima
(tel: 2253-4020) 8a av. 14-12, z. 1, Centro
Hist6rico, Guatemala City.

5 Wed.,9am-5pm-PHOTOGRAPHY:
Miradas delAlma with work by Ricardo
Ramirez. Free. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-
8081) Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final,
z. 10, Guatemala City.
6'Thurs., 10am- (Spanish) THEATER
FOR CHILDREN: Basurita a tu lugar,
performed by Caja Lidica, presented by El
Teatro Escolar en Antigua (tel: 7831-1176)
Asociaci6n Nuestros Ahijados, road to San
Felipe de Jesis, LaAntigua.
7Fri., time TBA, (English/Spanish dia-
log) A FILM PREMIER: Looking for
Palladin filmed in La Antigua in 2006 -
Mahyad Tousi (producer), Andrzej Kra-
kowski (writer, director), Jerry Carlson (co-
producer), with Ben Gazzara (Jake Palla-
din), David Moscow (Josh Ross), Talia Shire
(Rosario), Vincent Pastore (Arnie), Pedro
Armendiriz Jr. (Chief of Police), Angdlica
Arag6n (Helen Rose), Michelle Manterola
(Mercedes), the Morales brothers (Sammy
and Jimmy), Roberto Diiz Gomar (Ed),
Jerry Carlson (Jerry) along with a support-
ing cast of 500 Guatemalan "extras." The
Pradera-Concepci6n, km 15.5, Carretera a
El Salvador, Condado Concepci6n, Santa
Catarina Pinula, Guatemala City. See
theater listing and www.revuemag.com for
updated information. Highlight on page 76.

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8Sat., & Sun., 9th MOTOCROSS
RACE: Latinoamericano de Enduro with
more than 400 motocross riders from Gua-
temala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Argen-
tina and Chile. For more information con-
tact Club de Enduro de Guatemala www.
clubenduroguate.com, and info@cluben-
duroguate.com. Aut6dromo Pedro Cofiio
(tel: 2363-2240) km 100, highway La Anti-
gua-Escuintla. Escuintla. v


8Sat, 10am-noon MOTHER'S DAY
BRUNCH: Q50. (Nursery provided.)
For more info, contact the church office,
tel: 2361-2037. Union Church, 12 calle
7-37, z. 9, Plaza Esapaia, Guatemala City.
Sat., 4pm DANCE: Xajoj Q'ojom,
music performed with Mayan ancient
instruments and dance by Grupo Sotz'il.
Centro de Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n
Espaiola (tel: 7832-1276) 6a. av. norte, La

8Sat., 7pm & Sun., 9th, 4pm MU-
SIC: Utah State University presents a
lyric recital that includes opera arias, songs
from musicals sung in Spanish, English,
Italian and French. Q70, Students w/carnet
Q50. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Anti-
gua. V

8Sat., through June 7 ART: Alejan-
dro Leal and Gustavo Garcia present
Duo en Cambio, an exhibit that combines
sculpture and watercolors in an expres-
sion of love and loss. Leal's work covers 20
pieces of ceramic sculpture, humorous and
down to earth, expressing how we become
trapped by certain situations in life and
Garcia, through a collection of more than
20 watercolors, relates his visual experi-
ences of what he treasures most: values, tra-
ditions, the beauty in women, village life,
etc. La Antigua Galeria de Arte (tel: 7832-
2124) 4a calle oriented # 15, LaAntigua. V

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Sl Celebrated throughout Guatemala
with special activities.
1 Mon., 5pm CULTURAL
EVENT: A glimpse at indigenous
culture as a Mayan sacerdote (priest) presents
an authentic ceremony/ritual. Free. La Pefia
de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), LaAntigua.
1 Tues., noon to midnight PER-
fundraising event with food, music and lots
of fun. All funds to benefit the Fray Ro-
drigo de La Cruz nursing facility. Many
of these people have neither a family nor
a place to live. The project serves over 140
senior citizens; 9pm MUSIC: Los Dis-
ponibles and Colectivo D will be playing
pop, rock, 80s covers and dance music.
Restaurant Personajes (tel: 7832-3758) 6a
av. norte #6, LaAntigua.

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1 Tues., 6:30pm- (Spanish) BOOK
PRESENTATION: Bordados, Pun-
tadas que Unen Culturas (embroidery,
stitches that unite cultures) written by Bar-
bara Knoke de Arathoon and Raymond E.
Senuk. Free. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081)
Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10,
Guatemala City.
Tues., & Tues., 25th, 8:30am-
4pm EXCURSION: Comalapa,
visit this indigenous village famous for its
folk painters and textiles. Proceeds benefit
the women's cooperative, MayaWorks.
Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-
1176), inside Finca la Azotea, Jocotenango,
SFri., 7pm ART: Twenty-one
-Itpaintings are featured in Miniaturas
por Harry Thomas Danvers; open through
May 28. Centro Cultural Casa No'j, 7a calle
12-12, z. 1 Quetzaltenango. See page 23.


The oldest Guatemalan Art Gallery.
Featuring more than 100 artists.
*NEW ADDRESS: Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, zona 10
Tels: 2367-3266, 5779-0000 galeriaeltunel@yahoo.com

Primitive Contemporary
Guatemalan Art
Gallery & Museum
4a calle oriented #10
Interior Casa Antigua, El Jaul6n
La Antigua Guatemala

140al 0-61 0n 10
Mn- Sat 0a to 7pm

SArt Gallery & Lounge
SFine International Cuisine
SDrinks & Art
SPaints & Sculptures
Open Daily: 5 Av. 15-52 zona 10
Tels. 54029796-24701290

Guatemala City
12 calle 4-65,
zona 14
Fax: 2363-0603
Tels: 2368-1659,

La Antigua
in front of Las Ruinas
de Santa Clara

April 22 (tue) IraqToday:Recovery, Reconstruction, The Way Forward -Dave Evans& Erick Alvarez, presenters
June 22 (tue) Keep Congress Democratic -John Chudy, presenter
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Q30 donation Place: Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua
For more info call John Chudy, Chair: tel: 7832-4581 mayadems@yahoo

A N T I A ANTIGUA TOUR: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell $20
A T 1,: Meet at the fountain in the main square
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La Cutia d Panza \trdtr- ir..l ,I I, -
: ,.,, =1"' Lii-irign.,
Monday New Orleans Blues with Nelson
Lunding. Piano & vocals.
Wednesdays- Live Jazz Trio; Sax, piano, bass.
Thursday Buena Vista de Coraz6n; Cuban
Jazz. Conga and vocals by Ignacio.
Friday Latin Trio; guitar, conga and piano.
Sunday New Orleans Jazz with Nelson
Lunding. Piano & vocals.

La Peia dt Sol Latino ir.JI -' .1-i--.'-.
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Monday, 7:30pm Kenny Molina hosts
Open Mike. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Ramiro plays Trova
Cubana. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm-Sundays,
7pm Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan
flutes). Free. V

Sunday, 1pm Ramiro plays Trova Cubana
during the Sunday Buffet. No cover.

2 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Noche de
Trovajazz, celebrating Trovajazz 8th
anniversary, performed by Rony Hernin-
dez and invited friends. Q60. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037), LaAntigua.

Rainbon Cafe ir..I -. 2.-l'i-,1,
- ,I.,, -.. l .I rigI na
Monday, 7:30pm Don Ramiro will serenade
you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesday & Fridays, 7:30pm Sergio, reggae
Wednesday, 7:30pm Open Mike -. 1,.. r..
by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for
all performers. Free.
Thursday, 7:30pm Giiicho will astound
you with his guitar skills and improvisation of
Latino and pop classics.
Saturday 7:30pm -At.One.Ment. Come
and listen to Luke and his band. You cannot
miss it. Enjoy a few drinks and relax to some
Sunday, 7:30pm La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo
& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.

Poada de Santiago ir..I --I.- ..... I ..

Friday, 7:30pm Mark Weinstein's Marco
Trio will perform a variety of jazz, blues &
rock 'n' roll.
Saturday, 7:30pm La Trova del Lago
featuring Juan Sisay, Carlos Rangel and Noe


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Circus Bar (tel: 7762-2056)
Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel
Monday the fabulous piano master Chris
Jarnach plays jazz and favorite tunes;
Circus Bar Latin Ensemble plays boleros, salsa,
son cubano and other latin rhythms
Tuesday Nayno Flamenco, Rumba and
Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago
Wednesday Nayno, Latin Ensemble
Thursday, 7:30pm Carlos and Carlitos,
swing and latin rhythms. Trova del Lago, trova
Friday a fascinating show of Circus Bar
Saturday Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
a fusion of rumba flamenca and Guatemalan
traditional elements
Sunday Latin Ensemble

La Parranda Discoteque
14 av. 4-41, zona 1, Quetzaltenango
5 Wed., 8pm Corona Party, beer, live
Mariachi music & lots of fun. Cover Q25.
7 Fri., 8pm Johnny Walker Party, music
& lots of fun. Cover Q25.

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers,
If I belittle dogs and mothers.
-Ogden Nash

6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua
Proceeds benefit A.W.A.R.E.
and other Animal Protection programs

8Sat., 7pm & Sun., 9th, 4pm -
MUSIC: Utah State University presents
a lyric recital that includes opera arias,
songs from musicals and more in Spanish,
English, Italian and French. Q70, Students
w/carnet Q50. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La

weekend course in Antigua
buddhist teachings on the nature of mind

rMay 15S and 16th 12010
Saturday and Sunday
Alameda del Calvario 28,
SI. Anbgua Guatemala, Guatemala

Diamond Way Guatemala
www diamondway-buddnism org
:el 15620 23694241

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DATOii :

1 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
Transitions (La Antigua) provides
outreach, medical support and health
education to disabled people throughout
Guatemala. The organization operates a
manufacturing and training facility for
customized wheelchairs for rough terrain
in rural areas, a clinic for prosthetics and
orthotics, a graphic design and offset print-
ing business, and a special education pro-
gram. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. #8, LaAntigua.

12 Wed., 5pm
Featuring works
by Nuto Chavajay.
Galeria Panza
Verde (tel: 7832-
2925) 5a av. sur
#19, La Antigua.

1 Sat., 1pm DANCE & MUSIC
Aguas Calientes dance and play the marim-
ba, flutes and bombas. Donations benefit
educational pursuits. Free. La Pefia de Sol
Latino (tel: 7882-4468), LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Hay Locuras
1 2010 by Ddo sin Lineas en el Mapa.
Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.
1 Mon., through Fri., 21st -
/ WORKSHOP: The Magic of Color
with Natural Dyes. Indigo Artes Textiles y
Populares (tel: 7831-1176), Inside Finca La
Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatep6quez.
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1 8Tues., CELEBRATION: In-
XI ternational day of the Museums.
Special events at museums through the
SQTues., 9am-8pm MUSEUM
1I ACTIVITIES: Special activities all
day plus guided tours, 3-6:30pm. Museo
Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7896) 6a calle final z.
10, Guatemala City.
Tues., 18, 9am-4pm EXCUR-
18SION: San Juan del Obispo where the
baroque monastery of San Juan el Obispo
overlooks Antigua; meet local artisans, mini-
van transport, English/Spanish-speaking
guide and lunch. Indigo Artes Textiles y
Populares (tel: 7831-1176), inside Finca La
Azotea,Jocotenango, Sacatepdquez.
1 QTues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
1lMicroloans: Myths and Management
presented by Franklin Voorhes with As
Green As It Gets, a non-profit organization
supporting coffee farmers, artisans and
other small producers from disadvantaged
communities in Guatemala. Donation
Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av.
#8, LaAntigua.
2 0 Thurs., & Thurs., 27, 8am-4pm
J- EXCURSION: Tecpdn and
Iximche, Visit this important indigenous
community and the Mayan archeological
site Iximchd; minivan transport, English/
Spanish-speaking guide, market day in
Tecpin and lunch. Indigo Artes Textiles y
Populares (tel: 7831-1176), inside Finca La
Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatepdquez.
Thurs., 10am (Spanish)
U2THEATER for young teens (12
years and older): Desafio X, performed
by Grupo ACSA with El Teatro Escolar
en Antigua (tel: 7831-1176) Asociaci6n
Nuestros Ahijados, road to San Felipe de
Jesds, LaAntigua.


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We represent over 100 artists from all
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MON- FRI: 9:00 to 17:00
SAT: 9:00 to 13:00
Closed Sunday
6 Calle final zona 10
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Guatemala Ciudad

Tel: (502) 2338 7836, 2338 7837

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct-it's an art.
-Mae West


Learn about the fascinating
history of the Maya's clothing
and weaving.
Buy Guatemalan handicrafts at
our shop. Shop on line at
Centro Cultural UFM
Sta. Calle Final, Zona 10
Ciudad de Guatemala
Telefaxes: (502) 2361 8081/82
Monday Friday 9:00 to 17:00
Saturday 9:00 to 13:00

Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.
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) fThurs., 6:30pm (Spanish)
I CONFERENCIA: Investigaciones
Recientes en la Cuenca Mirador by Richard
Hansen. Adults, Q30; students w/carnet,
Q15. Museo PopolVuh (tel: 2338-7896) 6a
calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
21 Fri., 7pm THEATER for young
teens (12 and older): Desafio X, per-
formed by Grupo ACSA. Q50/Students w/
carnet Q40. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La
2 Sat., 3pm (Spanish) CONFER-
-ENCIA: Amaranto, el Alimento del
Futuro. Conozca todo sobre este nutritivo
alimento, sus propiedades y usos. Impar-
tido por Harriet Gottlob. Vivero y Cafe La
Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074) 5a av. sur final
#36-C, LaAntigua.
22Sat., 7pm ART: Cesdrea, a col-
-lective exposition by artists Nery
Gilvez, Omar Velisquez, Jos6 Godoy and
Lisset L6pez. Free. Cocktail. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037), LaAntigua.
2 Tues., 10am-12 noon ACTIV-
2 ITY FOR KIDS (8-10 years old):
Offering activities to promote harmony
between Guatemalan children, tri-lingual
activity in K'iche, Kaqchikel and Spanish.
Free. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) Centro
Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Gua-
temala City.
5 Tues., 5-7pm (English) SLIDES
.25 & DISCUSSION: Democrats
Abroad presents Iraq Today-Recovery, Re-
construction e The Way Forward by Dave
Evans and Erick Alvarez. Donation Q30.
Info: John Chudy, tel: 7832-4581 or maya-
dems@yahoo.com Panza Verde, 5a av. sur
#19, LaAntigua.

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2 5 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Los Pato-
j1jos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala
with project director Juan Pablo Romero.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-
1919) 7a av. #8, LaAntigua.
2 Wed., 9:30am (Spanish) CON-
FERENCIA: De Ruinas y Apareci-
das, Historias de Fundacidn en los Pueblos
de Los Cuchumatanes por Lic. Victor Cas-
tillo. Adults, Q30; students w/carnet, Q15.
Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7896) 6a calle
final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
2 Wed., & Thurs., 27th, 7pm -
UDANCE: The Instituto de Danza
e Investigaci6n del Movimiento y Artes
Landivar present Festival Rondo de Coreo-
.f' Teatro Dick Smith IGA (tel: 2411-
5555) 9a av. 0-31 z. 4, Guatemala City.
TThurs., 6pm (Spanish) CON-
elPoeta: Vida, Obray Legado. IGA (tel: 2411-
5555) 9a av. 0-31 z. 4, Guatemala City.
2 Fri. & Sat. 29th-7pm (English)
UMUSICAL Moulin Rouge present-
ed by the Atitlan Youth Theatre Group.
Tickets Q50, adults; Q25, children. River
House Activity Center, Panajachel, Lake
Atitldn. See highlight on page 23.
lSat., 9:30am (Spanish) DIA
Taller y visit guiada sobre el Popol Vuh
para niios de 8 a 12 aios. Q20. Museo
Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7896) 6a calle final z.
10, Guatemala City.
2 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Noche de
/-7 Trovajazz, celebrating Trovajazz 8th
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of You

Sending joy and laughter through the internet

I send a lot of emails. Sometimes it's
articles, sometimes it's photographs,
sometimes it's jokes. Occasionally I
write a proper letter. I do this in part
because I live thousands of miles from most
of my friends. I do this in part because I'm
retired and have time. But I do it the most
because life is uncertain, and I want the
people I love to know I think of them often
and care about them. I do it because many
of the people I care about are going through
difficult times, and I want to send a little joy
and laughter across the miles. I want them
to stop worrying about finances, about poli-
tics, about the mortgages, the lost jobs, the
health problems, if only for a minute, and
laugh, or look at a pretty picture-just for a
minute-and to know there's someone out
there who is thinking about them, who loves
them, who cares.

I don't send the same things to the same
people. I don't have "lists." I go through
my addresses and select the ones who will
appreciate a particular item. I have friends
who, to varying degrees, like birds, from
"interested" to "passionate." A friend sent
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the keyboard, which, of course, broke the
connection.) Anyway, I sent it to three or
four people, including a former colleague I
hadn't been in touch with for a long time.

Then there's my friends who like archaeolog-
ical stuff, which is one of my passions. They
get the latest on El Mirador, but not the
birds. Those interested in politics get tidbits
not found on the evening news. The cooks
get recipes; the gardeners, info on plants,
especially ones I've encountered here in the
tropics. (Since many have been snowbound
this winter, it's nice to let them know the
whole world isn't icy and snowy.) Even the
jokes are selective, because some friends have
a bizarre sense of humor, some like puns,
some like political jokes, and some are eclec-
tic, like me. It's a lot like shopping for gifts
for my friends. I'd never buy the same thing
for everyone; I'd choose something that fits
their individual personality, something I
think they'd like that they might otherwise
not have, something that lets them know I
"see" them and appreciate them.

I love it when someone e-mails me back to
say they liked what I sent, but I don't expect
it. I know everyone's busy and I just mainly
wanted to let them know I was thinking
of them and, ideally, made them laugh.
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and giggles. We can't live without laughter,
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can do something about and what we can't.
It reminds us we have a heart.

Sometimes I worry that I send too many
emails. But not for long. I figure if my
friends don't want to read them, they don't
have to. Deleting is easy. No blame, as the I
Ching says. I'll never know, and even if I did,
it wouldn't bother me. They still know I was
thinking of them, that they're important to
me. It's the acknowledgement of friendship
that's important, not the content. I do try to
indicate when something is a letter, so that
will get read and ideally responded to, if not
immediately, somewhere down the line.

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hope my friends realize that motivation. I'd
feel bad if someone was sick, unhappy, lone-
ly, or worse and I didn't know it and I hadn't
sent my little offering of love and reminder
of friendship, even if it was deleted unread.
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Cooking With Love byDianne Carofino

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In the kitchen with
Asmena Pankanea

Cooking with Asmena Pankanea
makes me want to go to India. She
seasons her dishes with stories of
the people of that country and how they
live. Of kichri, a combination of white
rice and split mung beans cooked almost
to mush, she says, "This is a comfort food.
In India, it is given to babies and older
people with clarified butter or yogurt."
She says this as she is flavoring the cooking
oil for brown rice and whole mung beans
(a variation of kichri) by tossing into the
already heating vegetable oil some whole
cumin seeds. The cumin seeds sizzle and
the aroma filling the kitchen is that of ex-
otic spices.
I find this desire to go to India as I cook
with Asmena a little surprising, as Asmena
was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa,
as were her parents and one of her grand-
parents. Her heritage from northern India,
though, is strong, not only in her own fam-
ily, but also in the family of her husband.
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Asmena Pankanea creating a meal (DIANNE CAROFINO)

Asmena credits her mother-in-law, a veg-
etarian throughout her ongoing long life,
with teaching her to cook vegetarian dishes
that produce complete proteins through the
use of specific ingredients. The brown rice
and whole mung beans that we are cook-
ing, Asmena says, "is an example of creat-
ing a balanced, healthy meal" in this way.
It was Kenya, her birthplace, that Asme-
na recognized in Guatemala. On her first
trip here, which was to last three months
and to date has lasted five years, she was
struck by the similarities between the two
countries. The climate; the friendliness of
the people; the markets full of fresh veg-
etables throughout the year; the rural areas
where corn and beans are often the crops:
All of these reminded Asmena of Kenya.
She felt a sense of home in Guatemala.
Before coming to Guatemala, Asmena
had immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in
the mid-1980s. It was there that she ex-
panded her knowledge ...contnued on owng page

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of foods, particularly of herbs and spices.
She studied herbology, and then worked for
a naturopath testing food and explaining
diets to clients. She expanded her knowl-
edge of the healing effects that the spices
she already used in cooking have on the
human body. As we add garam masala, a
blend of fragrant spices, to our brown rice
and mung beans, Asmena says, "Fragrant
spices warm up the body."
Many of the spices that Asmena uses in
her cooking are grown in Guatemala but
rarely used in indigenous cooking. One of
Asmena's goals is to provide a guide for the
use of these spices in Guatemalan foods. For
that reason, she first wrote her cookbook,
A Touch of Spice: An introduction to cooking
with spice, in Spanish. She has now rewritten
it in English for those of us who are not as
fluent in Spanish as we would like to be.
In addition to her cookbook, Asmena
gives cooking classes, which is how I was
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fortunate enough to be cooking with her.
She also sells curry powders and spice
blends, which the food enthusiast can mix
from individual spices. The recipes are in A
Touch of Spice. I was in a hurry to get to the
eating part of this process, so I bought sev-
eral blends: madras curry powder, vegetable
curry powder and garam masala, as well as
chai tea spice.
Madras curry powder is a blend of spices
such as mustard seeds, fenugreek, cumin,
coriander seeds, chili, curry leaves, tur-
meric, yellow split peas and black pepper.
It is used for meat or vegetable curries. Veg-
etable curry powder, which enhances the
flavor of vegetables, includes such spices as
cumin, coriander seeds, black pepper, cin-
namon, cloves and turmeric. Garam masa-
la is a blend of the more fragrant spices such
as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom,
cumin and black pepper. It is used for rice,
dahls and lentils ..contnuedon ollowin Daae

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Cooking with love cnt. from previous page

A Touch ofSpice may be obtained by contact-
ing Asmena at indian-curry@hotmail.com.
Information regarding cooking classes, as
well as curry powders and spice blends, may
also be obtained at this e-mail address.

The following recipes are two of my favor-
ites from A Touch of Spice.

Antigua Market Sampler by Alma Diaz (April, 2010)
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Gujarati-style peas, cauliflower
and potato curry
Asmena suggests eating this curry with rice
or with pita bread, crusty rolls or tortillas.
She also likes it with just lots of plain yogurt.

11/2 cups fresh green peas
11/2 cups cauliflower cut into florets
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tomatoes, grated
4 cloves garlic, crushed
/2 tsp cumin seeds
14 tsp cayenne pepper
11/2 tsp ground cumin
/2 tsp ground coriander seeds
14 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
A little water
Salt to taste
Heat the oil in a saucepan; add the whole
cumin, which will impart a wonderful aro-
ma. Then add the peas, cauliflower and po-
tatoes, garlic, salt, turmeric, cayenne pep-
per, ground cumin and ground coriander
seeds. Stir and cook for a few minutes be-
fore adding the tomatoes and a little water.
Simmer gently until the vegetables are well
cooked. Add cilantro before serving.
Other vegetables, such as carrots, eggplant
and zucchini, may also be added.

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Cooking with love cont.from previouspage
Gulab jambus
Asmena says this delicious Indian des-
sert is a favorite of anyone who tries it. It
certainly is a favorite of mine! It is usu-
ally served at weddings and on special

1 small packet hotcake/pancake mix (100gm)
1 small packet milk powder (120 gm)
/2 tsp baking powder
14 tsp ground cardamom
/2 cup milk
1 tbsp butter
Oil for deep frying
Mix the hotcake or pancake mix, milk
powder, cardamom and baking powder.
Rub the butter into the mixture, and
then bind with the milk into a rather wet
sticky dough. Cover and allow to rest
for about 10 minutes before working the
dough. Form small little balls of dough.
Keep in mind that these will almost dou-
ble in size when soaked in the syrup later.
Gently fry these little balls in hot oil un-
til golden brown all over, making sure
they are well cooked.

Syrup for Gulab jambus
4 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp rose water (optional)
A pinch of saffron
Mix sugar and water in a saucepan, stir-
ring until the sugar dissolves over low
heat. Increase the heat to medium and,
without stirring, allow to boil gently for
about 30 minutes. Add the saffron and
rose water (optional).
Gulab jambus can be served hot or cold.

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Machu Picchu cont.from page 19

The trip ends at the town of Machu Pic-
chu, near Aguas Calientes, at the foot of
the mountain. From there buses run every
15 minutes, climbing round and round
straight up (it seems) to the top and there
the entrance to the sanctuary, where the al-
titude is only 7,000 feet. After a guided tour
of several hours or all day, visitors zig-zag
down the mountain for the night or the re-
turn train to Cuzco.

Hardy hikers trek, instead, for three or
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beautiful scenery.

Both tracks and trails pass a constantly
changing panorama, majestic precipices
rising thousands of feet, luxuriant foliage,
snow-capped peaks, rugged mountains and

rushing river rapids, so close to simple farms
and pastoral terraces it seems one could
reach out and touch them. Bingham was
right: the word is 'indescribable.'

Nor do words do justice to the magnifi-
cent sanctuary itself. Terraces with irrigation
ditches and grazing llama, stairways carved
out of rock, temples, astronomical research
sites. This was a place for the royal family
and those who served it, who opened their
hands and threw kisses to honor the sun.

Peruvians have done a first-class job of
packaging their product and orchestrating
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live music and an open-air caboose club car.
Accommodations include tents for hikers
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". on the old Dominican monastery in Cuzco,
originally site of an Inca palace, and Sanc-
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