Sunday, January 10, 2010


I want to thank you all for reading and commenting on my blog. It really means a lot to me. I look forward every day to read all of the comments you put. They are all very encouraging.

One more comment about going to the market. Coming back from camping we were very dirty. We had to walk through the market to get to the trotro. Now we already stick out because we are white but now we are extremely dirty white people. We already are stared at for being white but being dirty white people make people stop all that they were doing and just watch us walk by.

I could not help but think that this was what the homeless of Chicago feel like as people walk by. Feel like they are strange animals; like we should not be here and there is not place for us.

I have so much more respect for the people of the street. I could not be looked at like that all the time. The next time you walk by someone that does not have a home, try just to look at them in the eye, say hi, or even introduce yourself; they might have made some poor decisions but so have you. They are people and have feelings too.


  1. This is a very good point & observation! You are learning so much - and just think you haven't even started student teaching!!!

    Love ya - MOM

  2. Hey it's travis.Hows your trip over all?Is there any cool bugs out there?

  3. hey!!!

    okay lets try this again. this thing really doesnt like me.

    but anyways i just wanna let you know that i miss you and i hope that you are doing wonderful. i hope you also remember all your braille because that would come in handy. lol. well i hope that are happy in your warm country and just be safe and happy!!!

    love and miss you,

  4. Wow love the insight about being the person who is different and relating it to the homeless. My heart goes out to homeless people especially now with our economy and knowing that some are out there simply because of the economy.

    They are showing the haitian children that have had their adoption process speeded up due to the earthquake that have come to the US today. Such beautiful children. Many will go into foster care here. What a great country we have that can open the doors to this children.

    Linda AKA cheez