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2 HISTORY by Joy Houston
How'bout a Coffee?
Coffee has played a major role in
Guatemala's development as well
as the world market, where next
to oil it remains the most-traded
commodity photos: Jack Houston

by Elizabeth Bell
Who was St. James?

by Kathryn Rousso
The Art of the Gourd

PRESERVATION by Michael Sherer
CIRMA Expands Access

8 IN THE GARDEN byS.C Johnson
Could Weeds Turn Guatemala Green?

0 LAKE VIEWS by Dwight Wayne Coop
How I got Gelded and Respected

2 ECOLOGY by Dwight Wayne Coop
'Heart of the Forest'

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to equestrians and horses, but to other athletes,
and possibly even to the education of children.


Guatemalan coffee is featured in this cafe
on the town square in Bratislava, Slovakia

by Eduardo Linares Batres
Up the Carretera a El
Salvador in a Gullwing

by Dr. Karmen Guevara
A Code to Live By

by Dianne Carofino
Profile: Carole Wilson Lewis
with traditional recipes

80 SPORTS byAsa Bjorklund
and Judith Gibbons
Equestrian Sports Psychology

84 LIFESTYLE by Dr AlThompson
Vertical Garden

Gerald Edward Smith (1949-2010)

by Bob Makransky
a.k.a. Aj Pop'o Batz

by Ken Veronda

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cover to cover

JULY guide to culture
and upcoming events

9 La Antigua celebrations

10 From the Publishers
Health Services
Vet Q & A
6 Real Estate
121 El Salvador
1 Advertiser Index

Jungle green
by Thor Janson, wildlife conservationist,
photographer, author, adventurer and
environmentalist (also seepage 124)

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services / shopping
La Antigua
services / shopping
Lake Atitl6n
Monterrico/Pacific Coast
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El Peten
Rio Dulce

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Eleccidn y Coronacidn de Senorita Antigua
2010-2011. Q50. Sal6n C&sar Brafas 5a
calle poniente # 44-A.
10 Sat., 2-5pm DANCE: Folk dances
featuring municipal dance groups. Sal6n
C&sar Brafas.
10 Sat., 8-4pm -ART: Outdoors Paint-
ing Festival. Central Park.
11 Sun., 7pm MUSIC: Concert by
Colectivo Dharana, Central Park.
16 Fri., 7pm PARTY: In honor of
Seforita Antigua 2010-2011. Q50. Sal6n
C&sar Brafas, 5a calle poniente # 44-A.
18 Sun., 8:30am SPORTS: XXIX Me-
dio Maratdn Las Rosas, start and finish at
Central Park. Registration: 5a calle poni-
ente #30 (Surtiaceites MWndez), Q50.

18 Sun,. 8:30am -ART: Exposition and
sale of handicrafts made at the Munici-
palidad mini-factories, as well as from the
Mercado de Artesanias and the Compafia
de Jesds. Central Park.
18 Sun., 12pm GOURMET FESTI-
VAL: Festival Gastrondmico, organized by
Municipalidad de La Antigua, CAT, IN-
GUAT and INTECAP. Sal6n C&sar Brafas.
19 Mon., through Sat., 24 ART:
Esposition of paintings by artists Roberto
Mux, Patricia Pol and Juan Ram6n Garcia
G6mez. Palacio del Ayuntamiento (City
Hall), Central Park.
25 Sun., 4pm PROCESSION: with
Santiago Ap6stol around Antigua streets.
25 Sun., 6pm MUSIC: Concert by sev-
eral marimba groups, fireworks. Central



Green has pervaded our July pages
in several shades and forms, start-
ing with Jungle green on the cover.
Few can capture natural beauty as vibrantly
as phototographer and wildlife conserva-
tionist Thor Janson. From the palette of
Ken Veronda's Sensuous Guatemala we are
offered Emerald in all of its splendor. In
Could Weeds Turn Guatemala Green?, Oliver
Thornwhistle looks at two common weeds
that could hold the keys to independence
from petroleum imports. The green from
Dwight Wayne Coop's article comes from
The Heart of the Forest, 40 hectares dedicated
to an education and reforestation center. A
Vertical Garden was Al Thompson's green
solution to the eyesore of his neighbor's
new, very high, white wall.
July brings celebrations all month long
in honor of Antigua's patron saint. On the
opposite page local historian Elizabeth Bell
answers the question Who was St. James?
You can find information on the Santiago
festivities in DateBook and on page 9.
Check our smart-phone-friendly website for
updates (revuemag.com).
Throughout the magazine you will find a
sampling of memorable photographs taken
by a friend of the Revue (and many others)
who passed away last month. Atitlin's Gerald
(Jerry) Edward Smith is fondly remembered
in Border Crossing on page 100.
Also in this issue... Joy Houston on Gua-
temalan Coffee, Bob Makransky on Guate-
malan history, Kathryn Rousso on Guatema-
lan gourds and Dianne Carofino on Guate-
malan food. Feel free to browse.
-John & Terry IKovick 'Biskovich

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Guatemala's English-language Magazine
publicidad@revuemag.com consultas@revuemag.com
Publishers/ Managing Editors:
John &Terry Kovick Biskovich editor@revuemag.com
Copy Editor: Matt Bokor
Staff Writer: Dwight Wayne Coop
Art Director / Graphic Design: Rudy A. Gir6n
Photography: CesarTian
Proofreader/Translations: Michael Hopkins
Contributing Photographers: Harris/Goller,
Club Fotografico de Guatemala: www.clubfotografico.org
La Antigua Manager: CesarTian
Production Director: Mercedes Mejicanos
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Sales Representatives: Ivonne Perez, CesarTian,
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Opinions or statements printed in the REVUE are not necessarily
those of the publishers. We welcome your comments.
Monthly circulation: 20,000
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Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Car Rental Agencies,
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and other public places in the following areas:
Guatemala City, La Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitlan,
Coban, Peten, Rio Dulce, Livingston, Monterrico, Retalhuleu;
as wells locations in El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize.

PBX: 7931-4500

by Elizabeth Bell

Who was St. James?

La Antigua Guatemala was founded
as Santiago de Guatemala (St. James
of Guatemala). Located previously
at the Kaqchikel site of Iximch6 in 1524 and
then next door to Ciudad Vieja (San Miguel
Escobar) in 1527, the first city council met
in this valley on March 10, 1543.

Since St. James is the patron saint of Spain
and was the patron saint of the conquerors,
many cities throughout colonial Spanish
America were named after him. When the
capital was moved to Guatemala City in
1774, the "old" Santiago de Guatemala was
referred to as "La Antigua Guatemala."

St. James was certainly one of the 12 apos-
tles. He was John the Apostle's brother and
is also known as "James the Greater" to dis-
tinguish him from James the Less. St. James
was one of the first apostles to join Jesus.
James, it appears, was executed by sword.

His remains are said to be in Santiago de
Compostela, Spain. That town is considered
one of the most holy towns in Catholicism
(after Jerusalem and Rome). The traditional
pilgrimage to his grave is known as the Way
of St. James and was the most popular pil-
grimage in the Middle Ages. Many would
say that tourism began here!

How St. James got to Spain might be in-
triguing: (1) that St. James preached in
Iberia as well as in the Holy Land; (2) that
after his martyrdom, his disciples carried his
body by sea to Iberia or (3) legend has it
that after being decapitated in Jerusalem,
his body was taken by angels and sailed on
an unattended boat to Iberia, where a mas-
sive rock closed around his relics which were
later removed to Compostela.
For Spanish America, the conquerors
"knew" that he miraculously appeared to
fight for the Christian army during the
battle of Calvijo (and hence called mata-
moros-the Moor slayer) and that is how he
became the conqueror's patron saint.

Spain was gracious in donating the bronze
sculpture of St. James to La Antigua in
1969. It is now located on the Hill of the
Cross and overlooks the valley.

St. James' Day is July 25 and La Antigua
Guatemala comes to life all month with a
cultural festival. Many cultural and sports
groups have special activities, and Sefiorita
Antigua AND Sefiorita de las Perpetuas
Rosas are elected! The Antigua Municipal-
ity is in charge of the program and has be-
come high-tech this year posting it online
at www.munideantigua.com. o
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chumann, Wagner and Goethe met
frequently to chat at Coff6 Baum
in Leipzig, Germany. Established in
1694 and Germany's oldest coffee house,
Coff6 Baum still serves satisfied customers
and includes a popular coffee museum on
the third floor.

In his spare time from his duties as choir-
master at Thomas Church in Leipzig, J.S.
Bach composed his Coffee Cantata in 1732,
for performance by his special musical
group at Caf6 Zimmerman.

Mm! How sweet the coffee tastes,
Lovelier than a thousand kisses,
Mellower than muscatel wine.
Coffee, I must have coffee;
And if anyone wishes to give me a treat,
Ah, then, just give me some coffee!
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Coffee houses were popular in Germany at
that time, although coffee was not yet ac-
ceptable in homes. Beer was the true Ger-
man drink of the day. Attempts to cultivate
coffee in Europe had failed, and coffee came
primarily from Brazil.

The first mention of coffee dates to Arab
writings of the 9th century, when Maya civ-
ilization in Guatemala was on the decline.
Legends of coffee's discovery include that of
goats, who became agitated after eating the
beans from a bush. The stimulating beans
became popular with monks at a local mon-
astery, who had trouble staying awake for
evening prayers.

By the end of the 16th century coffee had
made its way through the Middle East to
Europe, where Italian clergy thought it dia-

Guatemalan workers sort coffee cherries
in Mazatenango

Although records show no export of coffee until 1853, since the Liberal
Revolution of 1871 coffee has been Guatemala's dominant export.

bolic. But the pope, after trying it, decided
it would be a shame to leave it to the infidels
and, rather than condemning it, awarded it
the church's seal of approval. Meanwhile,
Santiago de los Caballeros, now La Anti-
gua Guatemala, was officially established in
1543, with monasteries going up all over,
aimed to some degree at appeasing the pow-
ers that caused repeated natural disasters
of earthquakes and volcanoes. The beloved
Bishop Francisco Marroquin had died,
the Jesuits had begun teaching basic read-
ing, the Franciscans and Dominicans were
building elaborate monasteries and the first
nuns had arrived in town.

Santiago had two convents for women in
the mid-17th century, while London wom-
en were banned from cafs, which eventu-
ally became men's clubs. At one point the

cafes were closed, considered to be places
of sedition. That didn't last long. They re-
opened in 11 days.

By the turn of the 18th century cafrs had
opened in Holland, Vienna, Boston, New
York and Philadelphia. Santiago de los Ca-
balleros had no cafes, but it did have seven
monasteries, four convents, sixteen orders
and three dozen churches.

The first coffee plants were brought to Gua-
temala from Jamaica and Cuba by the Je-
suits in the mid-1700s. They were used as
ornamental plants at their monastery in
Santiago de los Caballeros. The Jesuits were
expelled from Guatemala in 1767, but by
then beans or cuttings had been taken to
other parts of the country. Despite Guate-
mala's fertility for coffee continued on page 104
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COMMUNITY PROJECTS text and photos by Kathryn Rousso

The Art of the Gourd

The future income-producing ability of a town in Baja Verapaz
may be connected to the gourds that grow in the area

Mayan Hands is a small, fair-
trade organization that has been
working with Mayan artists
since 1989. It works with approximately
200 weavers, organized in groups of 12 to
50 women in 11 western and northern Gua-
temalan highland communities. Its mission
is to assist these women by providing the
skills and markets necessary to earn a regular
income, enabling them to provide for their
families and gain control over their lives.

One of these groups is from an aldea of Rabi-
nal, Baja Verapaz. Its members perfected the
art of weaving beautiful scarves, but recent
low market demand forced them to question
their product and try a new idea. The answer,

as it turns out, might be with gourds.
Rabinal is famous for gourd (jicaras or
morros and guacales) art. Gourds (C. alta
H.B.K.) grow in the area and are often
used as containers and cups. In pre-colonial
times gourds were ornately decorated, very
highly valued and traded extensively. Dur-
ing colonization the Spaniards even added
silver trimmings to the already decorated
gourds. Gourds were also associated with
many rituals and social gatherings.

Traditional gourd patterns often resemble
figures found on prehistoric pottery, and
are accomplished with red, yellow, black
and white paints or engraved. The engrav-
ing is done with a crude knife on a cleaned

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LEFT: The women show their latest creations (the author is in the front on the right)
ABOVE: Working as a group to bring the town a new source of income

gourd dyed black with lampblack, obtained
from the smoke of ocote (pitch pine) mixed
with grease. After the design is complete
the gourd is polished with a waxy material
called nij, which is obtained from an insect
(Coccus nige or Coccus axuua) that lives on
resinous trees in the region. The wax is ex-
tracted from the insects by boiling them and
squeezing it out of the body. To thicken and
make it soft enough for a good polish, the
nij is mixed with linseed oil and lampblack.
It is repeatedly rubbed on the gourd with
the palm of the hand as more is added to
achieve a high gloss.

Another common local material is the teco-
mate or bottle-shaped calabash (Lagenaria

siceraria [Molina] Standl), which is turned
into instruments or water containers. To
clean out the interior, a small hole is cut in
the narrow top, and the seeds and pulp re-
moved from the dry fruit. For rattles, small
clay pellets and stones are inserted, and then
a piece of cornhusk is placed in the hole. For
water containers, a dry corncob is placed in
the hole to prevent spillage.

As it turns out, gourds are common and popu-
lar in many worldwide locations, and through
Jim Widess (a gourd enthusiast who has written
a number of books on the subject), owner of
the Caning Shop in Berkeley, California, Ma-
yan Hands contacted me, and I was invited to
teach a workshop on making gourd dolls.

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Thirty women learned looping techniques
and worked with maguey fiber, beads, cord-
age, fabric and feathers. One young woman
even used her own hair. The first day ev-
eryone created tecomate shaped dolls, with
the exception of one, who made a chicken.
Morros were turned into decorated bowls.
The second day more animals emerged, and
ideas and gourds got more colorful. The
women worked hard and had fun.
Now the task of growing morros and teco-
mates, plus exploring new forms and added
materials is upon them. As with other tra-
ditional arts of Guatemala, the evolution
into contemporary styles can provide new
markets, and with these, increased income
is possible. So, as the women from this small
aldea look toward their future, help support
them, and be on the lookout for unique
gourd products in the marketplace, and the
label Mayan Hands. Io

ABOVE: Tools of the trade; gourds, maguey fiber,
beads, fabric and feathers
BELOW: Creating tecomate shaped dolls, each with
an original twist

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PRESERVATION text and photos by Michael Sherer


Expands Access

Light begins to shine
on buried treasure

Not far from La Antigua's Central
Park lies a newly refurbished
Guatemalan version of Ali Ba-
ba's cave. Walk two blocks east on 5a calle,
past the original University of San Carlos
and what's now a museum. Then another
half block to the ornate wooden doors and
the dark red-brick exterior with a small sign
that reads CIRMA.

CIRMA, or the Center for Regional In-
vestigations of Mesoamerica, has a history
dating back to 1978, when it began as an
effort by two dedicated U.S. scholars to
preserve Guatemala's history. It has since
become an international treasure and re-
source, visited by scholars and students
from all over the world.

The Japanese Ambassador His Excellency
Kazumi Suzuki was there in May, speak-
ing of his country's appreciation for the
preservation of history and culture. Japan
recently donated money for a new roof,
structural work and a photo-processing
wing, complete with new computers, cam-
eras and scanners. Banzai, Japan!

Japadnee Minuadauur Ur 1 cx.exLllel.y raduiUIl
Suzuki presents a donation to CIRMA in May, 2010

Entrance to the CIRMA building

Access to CIRMA, however, had been lim-
ited to graduate students or those academ-
ics who could provide a letter and a reason-
able request to delve into the stacks-but
that's changing.

Part of the reason for the apparent mys-
tery has been because of what's in there.
With over 7,500,000 documents and a
million photographs, it's taken a bit of
time to organize things. When you have
over 70,000 volumes of fragile books,
dating from the late 1700s to the present,
a limited staff and funds, this is not your
typical used bookstore ...contiued on page70

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Oliver Thornwhistle on-

Could Weeds Turn

Guatemala Green?

Could two common weeds hold the
keys to Guatemala's independence
from petroleum imports? Chances
are you've seen them, just not recognized
them as you drive about Guatemala, especial-
ly since one flourishes in the coastal lowlands
and the other is widespread in the highlands.

The pinon or the .'. ... at about 38 per-
cent and 19 percent by weight respectively,
are two weed seeds which when refined into
super-fine diesel may hold the keys to in-
dependence from the diesel smoke clogging
Guatemala's highways and your lungs. Then
replace gasoline with ethanol, distilled from
Guatemala's prolific sugar production (fifth-
largest producer in the world) and voila! A
green Guatemala.

Pifion, native to Guatemala, grows in low-
land soils and climates. It is fast becoming
better known as jatropha, from its official
name Jatropha curcas. Used mainly in arid
regions as fencing, since cattle do not like
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the taste of its foliage, until recently it served
principally as a free fence post for farmers.
Now there are thousands of acres under cul-
tivation, and the pioneering research into
jatropha is being carried out in Guatemala,
fittingly enough for a native plant. Millions
of acres are under cultivation in Brazil, In-
donesia and India. Users of the first com-
mercial quantities ofjatropha-based "diesel"
produced here report that it burns cleaner
than even the highest-grade diesel obtain-
able in international markets (Guatemala's
trucks and buses use an inferior grade) and
is easier in wear and tear on diesel engines.

Jatropha, under ideal cultivation, manage-
ment and processing, yields about 38 per-
cent pure diesel by weight, and the simple
distillation process can be worked out by a
high school chemistry student.

It sounds too good to be true-"A desert
weed that animals don't eat-just throw it
on fertile soil, stand back and get rich over-

night." That's the pitch of a new breed of
jatropha hucksters, peddling cheap Mexi-
can desert acreage as an ideal investment.
Sure enough, it can be planted in Mexican
deserts, but the cold nights (remember, it
is native to Guatemala's warm coastal low-
lands) preclude maturity to commercial
yields. Researchers here are now homing in
on basic facts about commercial jatropha
production. Soils, rainfall patterns and ba-
sic spacing and pruning techniques are key
elements in commercial production-too
much rain befuddles jatropha, more used to
arid climates.

Higuerilla, Ricinis off -'c,,s, prolific in Gua-
temala's Highlands, is better known world-
wide as the castor bean. Its yield by weight
when converted to diesel is about half that
of jatropha, but since its price is twice as
high it is competitive. Dreaded castor oil is
not the most important use for the castor
bean. That role falls to it as the key ingre-
dient in Castrol lubricants. Before you run

out to pick a bunch to experiment with, be-
ware since castor beans and leaves can pro-
duce nasty skin rashes.

Add ethanol, the sugar-based gasoline substi-
tute already produced in massive quantities,
to jatropha and castor diesel, and Guatemala
becomes independent from fossil fuels.
Dreaming? 0
ABOVE: wild castor beans, Panajachel, alt. 5100 ft,
temp 700 F
BELOW: wild jatropha, El Estor, alt. 100 ft., 1000 F

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*Lake Views
by Dwight Wayne Coop

How I got




We all recall that Rodney Dan-
Sgerfield's one-liner, "I get no
V respect," became his middle
name. His fans (including me) suspected
that before turning pro, Rodney worked
countless, tedious day jobs. But there was
(and still is) something that any man can do
to summon for himself beaucoup respect,
one that will knock him on his back-
somewhat literally.
I refer to vasectomy at one of Guatema-
la's APROFAM clinics.

The arrival of my third son, Aaron, was un-
planned, but I rejoice hourly for his pres-
ence. He and his brothers have channeled so
much joy into my life, even prenatally, that I
could wish the stork could continue to visit
at 40-month intervals. But the wife and I
are quite middle-aged, and I realized that if
this keeps up, I might be in Depends before
my kids are out of Pampers.
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So, further pregnancies would have to be
averted. Not that there was any big risk,
since at my age marital congress can be as
infrequent as blue moons. Even so, next
time that it really is that time of the decade,
morning sickness must not follow. So I vol-
unteered to be neutered, to save the wife
from being spayed. It seemed like the, uh,
manly thing to do.

Most people think APROFAM is govern-
mental, but it is in fact a foundation seek-
ing to reduce Guatemala's soaring natural
increase, which rivals the Dominican Re-
public for first place in the Americas. Coun-
trywide, APROFAM has dozens of clinics;
these provide operations for folks wanting
to avoid pregnancies, and pre- and post-
natal care for those who do not.

At the time of my own visit (2007), men
were fixed for Q25-cheaper than a Mac

Attack, yet better both for posterity and for
one's arteries. Women were fixed for Q75.

My arrival on the appointed day was cause
for elation among the clinic employees, al-
most all of whom were women. The reason
was not "Look girls! Mr. Expat Make-out
Man, whose fame precedes him, is through
sewing wild oats!" No, it was more like,
"Look girls! There are two men here today!"

And so there were. In the packed waiting
room, myself and one other dude, among
dozens of women, held appointment cards.
Other men were present, but not as pa-
tients. They were there to provide bedside
support or to see for themselves that the
thing would be done.

I had spoken over the previous weeks with
the APROFAM file clerk, the secretary, the
nurse and the social worker-all women.
Each treated me as if I were the Pope grant-
ing them a private audience. Each adored
me with the same fixation as did women
in the old Charles Atlas ads-where the
97-pound weakling chases off the bully after
undergoing body-building. Are you Rodney
Dangerfields paying attention?

A one point I was surveyed, since APRO-
FAM wants to know who their customers
are. They asked about how many children
I already had, about my age, about my
profession-and even about my religion.
That raised my eyebrows a little. But these
people were on a good mission, so I had
best cooperate.

The women's operation entails not only
more invasiveness, but more preparation.
So, a whole room is set aside for them to
recline in after the nurse administers injec-
tions on the shoulder and in the groin. The
waiting women were all led off for this, leav-
ing me alone with Pablo (the other guy) and
his wife, Yoli. We chatted and became fast
friends. We were brothers in what is appar-
ently Central America's second-smallest fra-
ternity (the smallest being tuk-tuk operators
who read Miss Manners). The social worker
remarked that this was the first time she had
seen two men on the same day. On most
days, she added, they see none. She estimat-
ed, unofficially, that spay patients outnum-
ber neuter patients by 45ish to one.

We were brothers in

what is apparently Central

America's second-smallest

fraternity. The social worker

remarked that this was the

first time she had seen two

men on the same day.

Pablo, the braver of us two, went first. Yoli
and I talked some more. She told me how
much she appreciated Pablo for insisting that
he, not she, would have an operation. And
she gave me the same "You are a real man!"
smile that I got from the clinic workers.

After 15 minutes, however, Pablo emerged
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'Heart of the Forest'

Showcases Mushrooms and Temescales

f snack wrappers blemishing the Gua-
temalan countryside dishearten you,
take heart. There are places you can go
where litter is not only unseen, its de-
mise is being plotted.
They are snapshots of Guatemala's glory
before the modern container revolution.
And, primero Dios, they are foretastes of the
coming restoration of that glory.

The revolution in question sprung upon
Guatemala only a generation ago. Sugary
drinks, salt-laden crunchies and puffed pig
fat began appearing on tienda shelves, at-
tired in zany, mass-market packaging. They
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were still a poor value, but at least cheap
enough to be occasionally within the reach
of almost everyone.
Unlike a banana wrapper, however, these
synthetic skins had a way of sticking around
long after their usefulness. Indeed, those dis-
carded 30 years ago are still with us, marring
roadsides and bulking out clandestine dumps.

"One reason," says Brittany Sickler, "is that
people may take for granted that such packag-
ing [unlike organic peels, etc.], decomposes."
The North Dakotan Peace Corps volunteer
says that she herself goes to the mercado and
buys blocks of cheese and other foods wrapped

Rossmery Joc6n displays a candleholder and some of the pine-needle tipico of Coraz6n del Bosque.

Roadside project offers litterless R 6 R to
curious tourists, utopians, and epicures

in "organic" packaging like milpa leaves.
Sickler labors alongside Guatemalans at
the Corazdn delBosque (Heart of the Forest)
reserve in the village of Novillero, at kilome-
ter 145 on the Panamerican Highway. This
education and reforestation center, which
covers about 40 hectares in Solola Depart-
ment, is one of eight such projects in the
province. They operate through the coop-
eration of several governmental agencies with
Vivamos Mejor, a Panajachel-based NGO.

Most of the reserved areas are in lakeshore
communities such as Santa Maria Visit-
aci6n, with the one in Novillero being an
exception. The Novillero site, however, is
an ideal showcase for the entire campaign,
located as it is on the most-traveled high-
way in Guatemala. Garbage is nowhere to

be seen-save for in receptacles, and even
most of that is sorted onsite for recycling.

The presentation at the education building
is targeted to schoolchildren, whom the ed-
ucators consider the conscience and future
of Guatemalan environmentalism. It begins
with a video of a puppeteer mimicking a
whimsical bird with his own painted hands.
The bird, unfettered by limits of time and
space, shows the wasteland that Guatemala
might become if erosion and deforestation
continue unabated. This is followed by an
orientation to tree planting, technical yet
geared to young minds .. ued on page 96

For more information about visiting or volunteer-
ing at Corazdn del Bosque, call 7723-4140,
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3Sat., 11am ART: Acrylics by Peru-
vian artist Luis Antonio Cisneros. Co-
legio Santo Tomais de Aquino, la av. norte
#23, La Antigua.
3 Sat., 5pm (Spanish) THEATER:
Makuto y Malaka, una historic de amor,
humor y horror. Q40/Q35 students with
carnet. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037), LaAntigua.
4Sun., 12pm-4:30pm PICNIC: Cel-
ebrate U.S. Independence Day with
good food and drink, lively conversation
and games for the kids. Donation Q50
(children under 6 free). For more informa-
tion contact John Chudy at 7832-4581.
Casa Convento Concepci6n, Calle Con-
cepci6n #41, LaAntigua.
6Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
Guatemalans Generating their Own Op-
portunities through Modern Community Li-
braries. The Riecken Foundation's mission
is to promote democracy and prosperity in
Central America through modern commu-
nity libraries. In Guatemala, this organiza-
tion supports and coordinates 11 lending
libraries that offer dynamic programming
that engage communities to generate oppor-
tunities for themselves in everything from
strengthening pride in their local culture
and language, to developing leadership and
communications skills and entrepreneurial
ideas and ambitions. Donation Q25. Rain-
bow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) LaAntigua.

6Tues., 6:30pm ART: Exposition
and sale of paintings and xylographies
(wood engraving) by Olga Arriola de Geng.
Adm. free, parking Q30. Museo Ixchel, 6a
calle final z. 10, Centro Cultural Cultural
UFM, Guatemala City.
7 Wed., PHOTOGRAPHY: Inaugu-
ration of Visiones, photos by various art-
ists from Fotokids. Mes6n Panza Verde (tel:
7832-2925), LaAntigua. V

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9Fri., 6pm FOOD TASTING: Club
Degusta Food Tasting. Cocktails, Asian
drinks and courtesy sushi. Ubi's Sushi (tel:
7832-2767) 6a av. sur #12 B-2, LaAntigua.

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1 Sat., 11-3pm VOTER REGIS-
1OUTRATION for U.S. mid-term elec-
tions. For more information contact John
Chudy, 7832-4581. (See Sat., 26th for La
Antigua listing). Bruno's Restaurant &
Bar, Rio Dulce.
Sat., 11llam- (Spanish) CONFER-
de Santiago de Guatemala with Miguel
Alvarez Arevalo. Colegio Santo Tomas de
Aquino, la av. norte #23, La Antigua.
1'Sat., 7prm MUSIC: Voces e His-
B torias que Cantan by Capella Can-
torum. Donation Q60/Q50 students with
carnet. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037), LaAntigua.
0f, 17 & 24 Sat., 8pm (Spanish)
1IU TEATRO: La Mota with Colec-
tivo Andamio Teatro Raro, directed by
Luis Carlos Pineda. Q50 (mayores de 18
anfios). La Esquina, 6a calle poniente #7,
La Antigua.

1 Sat., through Sat., 31st ART:
I UMetdlica, sculpture by Fernando
Ponce. ElAttico (tel: 2368-0853) Sal6n del
Coleccionista, 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guate-
mala City.

1r 0Sat., 4-7pm ART: Eterno Retorno, with work by Guatemalan artist Rogelio Ba-
l Uorillas featuring over 30 of his latest oils and acrylics. Barillas is well known for his
voluminous and voluptuously round figures; for this show he has re-interpreted icons of art
history, Mona Lisa, The Meninas, The Kidnapping, and others. His paintings convey a great
sense of humor while challenging the viewer to go beyond established concepts of beauty. La
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S Tues., through Mon., 28, 9am-
j1 5pm ART: Arte y Bordado by
Cecilia Bianchi. Free. Parking Q30. Museo
Ixchel, 6a calle final z. 10, Centro Cultural
Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.
1 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
j Partnering with the Poor: I "..
Education and Opportunity in Guatemala
presented by Jeff Barnes. Partnering with
over 2,600 students and their families who
work to break the cycle of poverty, Com-
mon Hope/Familias de Esperanza offers
hope and opportunity to people working
to improve their lives through education,
healthcare, and housing. Donation Q25.
Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. #8,
1 Thurs, 6:30pm., through Au-
,5gust 6 ART: Inauguration of
Mil Ventanas al Cambio by artist Karla
Higueros. Cocktail. Galeria Guatemala,
Fundaci6n G&T Continental, Lobby del
Banco G&T Continental, 6a av. 9-08, z. 9
Guatemala City. V

1 ', 23, 30 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm
1.-U WORKSHOP: Wood engraving
by Guillermo Maldonado. Q700 (does not
include materials). Museo Ixchel, 6a calle
final z. 10, Centro Cultural Cultural UFM,
Guatemala City.

1 Fri., & Sat 17th, 10am-4pm -
XIVGARAGE SALE: Sunshinetenango
NGO hosts a summer garage sale. Dona-
tions are still accepted to replace the bags
of clothing given to Agatha victims. Sarah:
7832-3555, Karen: 5313-0458. 7a av. norte
#24, LaAntigua.
I Sat., 1pm DANCE & MUSIC
Aguas Calientes dance and play the ma-
rimba, flutes and bombas. Donations ben-
efit educational pursuits. Free. La Pefa de
Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), LaAntigua.
1t Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Sonesy Dan-
S/ zas Mayas, arrangements for guitar
by A. Consenza. Q70/Q60 students with
carnet. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037), LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 4pm CULTURAL
I,9EVENT: A glimpse at indigenous
culture as a Mayan sacerdote (priest) pres-
ents an authentic ceremony/ritual. Free. La
Pefa de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La
2 Tues., 5:30pm- (English) TALK:
JMicroloans: Myths and Management
presented by Franklin Voorhes with As
Green As It Gets, an NGO focusing on
economic development and environmen-
tally sustainable agriculture in Guatemala.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-
1919) 7a av. #8, LaAntigua.

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Saturday Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
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31 Sat., 7prn -Jazz &rFusion, blues,
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2 Fri., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
JMuJER: Women for Justice, Educa-
tion, and Awareness. Based in Guatemala
City, their mission is to empower women
sex workers, who are traditionally stigma-
tized and discriminated against, to become
socially and politically active by creating
programs that range from literacy and vo-
cational training to emotional well-being
and violence prevention. Donation Q25.
Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. #8,

2 2Fri., 8pm-ARABIC DANCING:
Jon stage, Colombian dancer Angel
and Argentinan-Arabian dancer Munira.
Q70/Q60 students with carnet. Proyecto
Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La
Antigua. V

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Cocodrilo de la escritora Aida Nuderheit-
mann, comentan CUsar Montes y Miguel
Angel Sandoval. Colegio Santo Tomas de
Aquino, la av. norte #23, LaAntigua.

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er Carlos Matul. Free. Cocktail. Proyecto
Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), LaAn-
tivua. V

2 5Sun., CELEBRATION: Dia de
SSantiago (St. James Day) honoring
the patron saint of La Antigua Guatemala.
There will be processions and cultural
festivals throughout the month.

Following is a listing of the festivities.
More info at www.munideantigua.com


Candidates for the title of Senorita Antigua
travel throughout the streets of the city.
7 Wed., 8am-12pm VOCAL CON-
TEST: Organized by the Municipal
School of Art. Sal6n Csar Brafias,
5a calle poniente # 44-A.


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Eleccidn y Coronacidn de Senorita Antigua
2010-2011. Q50. Sal6n C&sar Brafas 5a
calle poniente # 44-A.
10 Sat., 2-5pm DANCE: Folk dances
featuring municipal dance groups. Sal6n
C&sar Brafas.
10 Sat., 8-4pm -ART: Outdoors Paint-
ing Festival. Central Park.
11 Sun., 7pm MUSIC: Concert by
Colectivo Dharana, Central Park.
16 Fri., 7pm PARTY: In honor of
Seforita Antigua 2010-2011. Q50. Sal6n
C&sar Brafas, 5a calle poniente # 44-A.
18 Sun., 8:30am SPORTS: XXIX Me-
dio Maratdn Las Rosas, start and finish at
Central Park. Registration: 5a calle poni-
ente #30 (Surtiaceites MWndez), Q50.
18 Sun,. 8:30am -ART: Exposition and
sale of handicrafts made at the Munici-
palidad mini-factories, as well as from the
Mercado de Artesanias and the Compafia
de Jesds. Central Park.
18 Sun., 12pm GOURMET FESTI-
VAL: Festival Gastrondmico, organized by
Municipalidad de La Antigua, CAT, IN-
GUAT and INTECAP. Sal6n C&sar Brafas.
19 Mon., through Sat., 24 ART:
Esposition of paintings by artists Roberto
Mux, Patricia Pol and Juan Ram6n Garcia
G6mez. Palacio del Ayuntamiento (City
Hall), Central Park.
25 Sun., 4pm PROCESSION: with
Santiago Ap6stol around Antigua streets.
25 Sun., 6pm MUSIC: Concert by sev-
eral marimba groups, fireworks. Central

2 Sat., 11am-3pm -VOTER REG-
6I1STRATION for U.S. mid.term
elections. Conexion (tel: 7832-4581) 4a
calle oriented #14, LaAntigua.
72 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
2 /Combating Poverty through Educa-
tion; the mission of Safe Passage/Camino
Seguro is to empower the poorest, at-risk
children of families working in the com-
munity of the Guatemala City garbage
dump, by creating opportunities and fos-
tering dignity through the power of edu-
cation. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. #8, LaAntigua.
31 Sat., 10am (Spanish) CONFER-
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la Hoja de Tide Limdn, conferencista Silvia de
Izaguirre. Conozca sobre la siembra y produc-
cion de la hoja de te de lim6n y el enriqueci-
miento de 5sta a trav5s de su propia material
orginica. Utilizando los desechos y su propio
abono. Ademis presentaci6n de products de
acuerdo a sus bondades y beneficios con una
tendencia de products naturales, amigables
con el ambiente. Ideales para el cuidado de su
salud, higiene personal, aromaterapia, jardin,
limpieza de su casa y mascotas. Vivero y Caf6
La Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074) 5a av. sur final
#36-C, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Jazz &
Fusion, blues, jazz, rock and fu-
sion with Hedras Ramos Jr. (lead guitar),
Helbert Arias (piano), Fernando Martin
(drums), Hedras Ramos Sr. (bass) and Ale
*Matamoros (rhythm
guitar). Q70/Q60
students with carnet.
Proyecto Cultural
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the lake area's ecological health, empower
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YOUTHFUL MUSINGS by Eduardo Linares Batres

Up the Carretera

a El Salvador

in a Gullwing

More than a quarter of a century

ago, a pal of mine lucked into
acquiring a Mercedes-Benz clas-
sic, a used-but-babied 300SL "Gullwing." To
say that this is one of the all-time, absolute
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When it was introduced around 1952-3,
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likes of Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio "El
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name came from the way the doors opened,
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A few days after my friend purchased
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even begin to describe the beauty of the nu-
ances of such an afternoon.
We passed every car in sight going up
the hills-not that in those years there were
a lot of cars; on a crowded afternoon, from
valley's bottom to top of the hills, you'd
pass perhaps a dozen cars at most. Addi-
tionally, around that epoch was the very
first time when one could actually choose
the music one wanted to hear in a car, in-
stead of having to hear what was coming
through the radio.
There were two music-reproduction
formats: 8-track cartridges (older) and cas-
settes (newer); in the couple of days since
he'd gotten the car, my pal had put in a
cassette tape-deck and, as we raced up the
Carretera a El Salvador continued on paqe 78

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parole Wilson Lewis is one of many the food arrived home, it took hours of pre-

Guatemalan food lovers who enjo-
k _yed traditional Guatemalan meals
as they were growing up but today do not
know how to prepare it themselves. Therein
lies the problem: how to learn to prepare tra-
ditional Guatemalan food in today's decide-
dly untraditional world.

Carole recounts that, as a child, she loved to
spend time in her grandmother's kitchen.
During that time, she says, the family cook
held a respected and full-time position, not
only in her grandmother's home, but in
many Guatemalan homes. The cook's po-
sition needed to be full time, because food
preparation was so time consuming. Carole
remembers that when she was very young,
the cook still went to the Guatemala City
mercado by horse and carriage. Then, when
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paration before the wonderful meals flowed
out of the kitchen.

Although her grandparents built one of the
first modern homes in Guatemala, designed
by a prot6g6 of the well-known French ar-
chitect Le Corbusier, Carole's grandmother
insisted upon building a poyo into her kit-
chen. There, alongside her modern applian-
ces, the traditional poyo burned coals on
its surface. On top of these coals, meat and
a variety of vegetable were boiled together,
producing the delicious broth of a cocido.
A dos fuegos was used to produce a roasted
meal. Food would be placed in a pan on top
of the coals of the poyo. Another pan, also
with coals in it, would be placed on top of
the first, providing heat from both top and
bottom. Preparation of tortillas would, of

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course, begin with the grinding stone, or
piedra de moler.

In search of the meals of her childhood and
youth, Carole has utilized many older cook-
books. In some recipes, she has found that
the given amount of ingredients can still
be used today. But, with the oven replac-
ing a dos fuegos, for example, it is difficult
to accurately judge cooking temperatures
and time. In other recipes, the amount of
ingredients to use is difficult to determine.
The oldest cookbook Carole has utilized,
Lybro de Cocyna, which dates from 1844, is
an anonymous compilation of recipes pub-
lished by the University of San Carlos. One
of the recipes calls for "one cent's worth of
cinnamon." What is the equivalent amount
of cinnamon for today's recipe? A teaspoon?
A tablespoon? More? Less?

Carole's passionate hobby of the past sev
eral years has been to authentically adapt
ingredients and cooking methods from tra-
ditional recipes to today's lifestyle. This has
involved Carole's analysis of many versions
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of a specific recipe, which results in her own
compilation, or "consensus" recipe, and then
trials of that recipe in Carole's own kitchen.

Starting with the 1920s cookbook by Dona
Crecencia de L6pez, Carole has utilized,
among others, the cookbooks of Dona
Catalina de Balsells, Dofa Aurora Sierra
Franco de Alvarez and Dofa Julia de Mon-
tano. Who knows? There may one day be a
cookbook by Dofa Carole Wilson Lewis,
one that would include an easier version of
these recipes for the modern lifestyle.

role's own education in cooking be-
gan as a young bride. Her first hus-
band, Andrd Trombetta, was a Frenchman
whose mother had learned to cook with
the noted French chef, Mme. Bonnamour.
Mme. Bonnamour, among her other culi-
nary achievements, supervised the cook-
ing in the boyhood home of Prince Phillip,
husband of Queen Elizabeth of England.
Carole recounts that her husband "was al-
ways talking about how to bone a chicken
or how to make puff pastry."

Her husband's descriptions further fueled
Carole's own interest in all things related to
cooking, and in the early 1980s, she opened
Le Marmiton, "The Kitchen Helper," a
cooking store in Zone 9, Guatemala City.
The store sold kitchen utensils, and vari-
ous well-known individuals gave cooking
lessons. Copeland Marks, a food historian
who wrote for Bon Appitit gave lessons on
Southeast Asian cooking. Marks was also

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the author of False Tongues and Sunday
Bread: A Guatemalan and Mayan Cook-
book. Jean Francois, now owner and chef
of Tartines, taught French cooking at Le
Marmiton. With the death of her husband,
Carole closed Le Marmiton and eventually
moved to La Antigua Guatemala.

Carole shares with us the following tradi-
tional recipes, updated for today's cook and

kitchen, but retaining special traditional
features, such as the use of the jug with a
small mouth, the tinaja. She has also pro-
vided the Spanish words for ingredients,
for our English speakers who would like to
shop in the mercado or smaller tiendas, as
well as the prices which she has most re-
cently experienced. The Piloyada Antigiie-
fia is one of the dishes which was prepared
using traditional methods from Carole's
childhood, and which we can all enjoy to-
day, with the use of our modern appliances.

This is a fermented drink made from fruit,
most commonly from pineapple.
In an earthen jug with a small mouth
(a tinaja) place the following:

* Peel of one pineapple (pina)
* 1 cup toasted dried kernels of yellow
corn (maiz amarillo)
* 1/2 brick of panela, diced (panela is a
cake of brown sugar)
* 1 inch of fresh ginger, crushed (jengibre)
* 1/2 cup toasted barley (cebada)
* 4 dried jocotes (jujubes) found at spice
stalls in the mercado (optional).
* 10 cups of water

Tie up the following in a piece of cheese-
cloth and add to the jug.
* 5 toasted allspice seeds (pimienta gorda)
* 1 tsp toasted anise seeds aniss)

Cover the tinaja with cheesecloth and let
ferment undisturbed for three days.
Strain and serve cold. Add more water as
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Grand plans for the future include a vir-
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photographic museum of Latin America;
the continuing international alliances with
major universities; and the formation of
presidential archives, to be given to the care
of the government. The first collection of
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A tipico drink of Antigua, is made from
a "secret" recipe passed from generation
to generation. Very few people have the
recipe. Caf6 Ana has it on its menu. You
can also buy it at Ferreteria Armas on 7a
avenida norte (a hardware store where you
can also buy cucurucho costumes in all
sizes) and at a house next to Colegio La
Salle on 4a avenida norte.

If you mix
* ginger beer or
* ginger tea with Fresco de Sichiles,
you can come up with your own version
of Chinchivir.

This is a refreshing drink made from the
seeds called Chan (Hyptis suaveolens), a
favorite drink of the peoples of the New
World. The conquistadors rejected it be-
cause of its association with "pagan" ritu-
als. It is high in protein, and is taken to
avoid constipation. You can find it in the
mercado at the spice stalls.

Soak 2 oz. of chan seeds (semillas de chan)
in 2 quarts of water until the seeds swell,
about one hour.
* Sugar, or other sweetener, to taste
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Bean Salad, Antigua style

Piloyes are large red beans with white
stripes. They can be bought in the market
for about Q8 a pound. (Pricesdepend on season and harvest)
In a large heavy pot, soak overnight in
water to cover 1 lb. Piloyes with 1 head of
garlic and 1 large onion

The next morning, bring the pot to a boil
and add:
* 1 lb pork tenderloin or other pork (pork
tenderloin is lomo de cinta and costs ap-
proximately Q20 per pound)

Boil gently until both beans and meat are
done. The cooking time will be approxi-
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type of pot you use. Do not overcook the
beans. They should remain whole. Take
out the meat and drain the beans. While
still hot, toss the beans with
* 2 tbsp vinegar
Cut the meat into small cubes, mix with
the beans and set aside to cool.

While the meat and beans are cooling,
prepare the following:
* Queso duro, to taste, grated (Queso duro
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* 1/4 Queso de capas cut in cubes (Queso
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* 1 bell pepper, chopped (Chile pimento
* 12 black or white butifarras (see below)
boiled for 20 minutes and then sliced
* 8 ripe tomatoes, chopped (Q3/lb)
* 1 large onion, chopped (Q1.25)
* 14 cup parsley, chopped (perejil)

Mix the above with beans and meat and
season with the following:
* 1/2 tsp black pepper
* 1 tsp fresh thyme (tomillo) chopped
* 2 bay leaves (laurel)
* Salt, to taste
* Oil, to taste (about 6 tbsps)
* Vinegar, to taste (about 1 tbsp)

This recipe will serve 15 as a side dish,
or 6 as a main course.

*Butifarras are sausages, originally from
Catalunia, which were brought to the new
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idiotic lyrics, I still think that its beat and
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S" road in a very fast car. Another piece, Run-
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A bit after El Mirador-the lookout to
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on a curve. It was a race-prepared BMW
2002 Alpina-2002 was the model, not the
year. The BMW was going to the racetrack
up on the highland for a late tryout, where
... there was to be a formal race the next day,
fi/l lnn/fr a Sunday.
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menting the rock music, and the colors of
the afternoon becoming way more intense.
The Alpina was about 15 years newer
than the Gullwing, but that Merc was THE
K Merc of all time. My friend was a good
o H driver, but much more prudent than the
racecar driver in the Beemer. The other guy
Passed a truck on the wrong side, squeak-
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SPORTS text Asa Bjorklund and Judith Gibbons photos by Asa Bjorklund

Sandy Venneman (inset, ieft), psychology L 4 '
professor and equestrian, teaches L
local students learning theory and sports psychology

Have you ever "choked" in the face
of an important competition?
Many athletes have panicked and
become paralyzed in the arena, even to the
point of giving up sports they really liked.

In June, Sandy Venneman, psychology pro-
fessor and equestrian, visited Club Ecuestre
La Ronda in Finca Azotea in Jocotenango,
where she explained learning theory and
sports psychology, providing principles that
can be applied not only to equestrians and
horses, but to other athletes and animals, and
possibly even to the education of children.

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death situation, paling in comparison to
endemic poverty, volcanic eruptions and
mudslides. Another strategy to avoid "chok-
ing" is to practice under competition-like
conditions, even to the extent of wearing
your show clothes for practice.

In using learning theory to train your horse
to step forward quickly, you squeeze your
legs tight against him, and he moves for-
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or (c) release the pressure?

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LIFESTYLE text and photos by Dr. Al Thompson

V What do you do when your
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one do other than become distraught about what will become an eyesore?

A Our 10-foot garden wall to the east of the property looked decent enough with a
few hanging baskets and a bougainvillea or two doing their thing. That was until
construction broke our sense of quiet and an expansive view to the east.
Remembering that two heads are better than one, and three better than two,
Carolyn, our handyman Pablo and I addressed the problem, which grew with
every course of block cemented into place for the neighbor's wall.
E Our meeting of minds suggested we create a "vertical garden." (That was before
N we spotted such a concept in magazine advertisements focusing on New York).
Our goal was to extend our horizontal garden vertically on the east wall. How
might one "attach" plants to a vertical wall? Our solution was to make a series of
"H's" out of 1/4-inch rebar with rebar joining the the top of the "H." Our "H's"
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wall and the legs of the "H's" slipped into the drilled holes.

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work onto which we could support/hang
myriad planter baskets, typical Guatemalan
pots containing bromeliads, branches, and
other materials to support and sustain an
unusual variety of flora.

Watering? A PVC pipe now runs from the
lower level to the veranda at the second
floor. The pressure is sufficient to provide
the vertical garden with a fine, 10-minute
drink each day. Pablo weeds and fertilizes
once a month, secure in knowing the rebar
is guaranteed safe. He made it.

And so, because of the vertical concept, our
garden is now 50 percent larger while but-
terflies, hummers and we enjoy what might
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Oops! The real man in me began to falter.
The nurse apparently noticed, for she said,
"Pues, it's not what you think. He's not in
pain. Just following doctor's orders." Pablo
himself gave me a look that said, "If I could,
you'd better."

And so I did. It was not wholly painless, as
zero-growth campaigners sometimes claim.
But it was easier than many trips to the den-
tist. The harder part was that the operation
was performed by a boy surgeon under the
observation of two young female medical
students. In my state of full blush, I was still
fully clothed by the time I was on the table.
The medical crew had seen this before, evi-
dently. So, with some determined wrenching
they dropped my drawers for me without any
hint of "oh-he's-one-of-those!"

I thought, "Wow-strange women are un-
dressing me!" The wife thinks this happens a
lot (PS: it never happens even with unstrange
women). I could not look these women in
the eye; maybe I was afraid to see them see-
ing me. But their dispassion and profession-
alism calmed me, unexpectedly. Weeks later
I recognized one of them on a Solola street,
coming my direction, so I altered my course
just in time. My inner voice exclaimed, "That
chick has seen me naked!" Later I regretted
this, since the manhood that such women
must admire is not about anatomy but char-
acter, and it is always good to meet admirers.

And so, four years later, Aaron remains my
baby. Marital congress remains rare, but
the door may be opening for my greatest
hope: adopting a little girl who will grow up
counting her Dad a real man. O

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Hear of the Forest cont. from page 23
The youngsters are then taken to an area
where a special hole in the ground has been
prepared for each one, and given a tree-
pine, cypress, broadleaf oak or the endan-
gered pinabete-and allowed to put their
learning into practice.

Vivamos Mejor executive Estuardo Gir6n
speaks of the eight reserves as a circuit that
he expects nature aficionados will someday
follow. He admits that not all of the other
seven "bosques" are as developed as the No-
villero one. But eventually, he foresees all of
them boasting a similar array of attractions.
Aside from the education center, these
include nature trails, rental cabins, a restau-
rant, picnic areas, a playground, herbalist
and cooking classes, appropriate technology
exhibits, Mayan altars that are in regular

use, nurseries for trees and edible fungi, and
a line of handicrafts featuring such unique
items as vases woven from pine needles. The
restaurant offers international, tipico and
vegetarian fare; there is even rabbit creole
and a locally famous mushroom entr6e pre-
pared by the chef, "Grandma Rosa."

One of the appropriate technology appli-
cations saw a setback because of the May
"We actually had a miniature hydroelec-
tric project," says Sickler. "It was not only a
learning tool, but it provided about half of
the electricity for Coraz6n del Bosque."
Sadly, the rainstorm breached the little
dam that was built across the small river
crossing the bosque. But the other appropri-
ate technologies on display are still up and
running, such as small animal husbandry and
wall construction using bottles filled with-
what else?-snack wrappers. This latter form
of reclamation has long been pioneered by
German activist Susana Heisse, founder of
the bosque reserve in San Marcos la Laguna.

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drop-in basis, but perhaps the best way to
experience the Coraz6n del Bosque is to
overnight there at one of the cabins. These
are at the end of trail, in the pine-scented
heights. Each has an attached private tem-
escal, or Mayan sauna, in the form of a
dome made of stones. The cabins also have
kitchenettes and outdoor dining facilities.
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