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  • Before Perú Bus Life

    Star Gazer.

    This new way of life is getting easier. I’m getting stronger. It’s 30 degrees this evening. My breath is showing itself in the crisp air. My teeth are chattering intermittently on the half-mile walk…

    December 12, 2014
  • Before Perú Bus Life

    Red light, green light.

    Since my jay-dash across the intersection yesterday, I’ve been wondering… Since when did you have to wait on a light to cross the street? When did cars start becoming so plentiful that we needed…

    December 11, 2014
  • Before Perú Bus Life


    What I thought would begin as a normal day on the bus turned into something unusual, even for bus life. I was reading as usual – this time Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” – when I…

    December 9, 2014
  • Before Perú Bus Life

    One Month Anniversary.

    Happy One Month Anniversary to Bear (and myself.) We’ve been without cars for a month now! Who’d a thought the time would go so quickly, and we’d adapt so naturally? There is a young…

    December 5, 2014
  • Before Perú Bus Life

    Another day.

    First, I’d like to wish my youngest sister a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are growing into a fine young lady, and I’m so proud to call you my sister!…

    December 2, 2014
  • Before Perú Bus Life

    Small Blessings.

    Sometimes a blessing comes in the shape of a vehicle. Today Mama Bear and Papa Bear drove me to work. Bee. A. Ootiful. Note to self: Do NOT look down while waiting at the…

    November 19, 2014
  • Before Perú Bus Life


    It’s Sunday. Bear and I are sitting around our place today. What does one do on a Sunday without a vehicle? We’ve debated going out to see a movie, but that’s a half-mile walk…

    November 16, 2014
  • Before Perú Bus Life

    Many A Mustache.

    This morning I apparently woke up on the right side of the bed because I was running ahead of time. If you know me, you know that this is not a normal thing. (Granted,…

    November 15, 2014
  • Before Perú Bus Life

    The 3rd Very Cold Day.

    Tonight was the third coldest night, but what stood out to me the most was not the piercing cold, or the waiting on the bus, or the wet feet… It was the two guys…

    November 14, 2014
  • Before Perú Bus Life

    The 2nd Very Cold Day

    Today was the second very cold day since we haven’t had vehicles. I mean, it felt super duper cold. But, now that I think of it I don’t know that it felt colder than…

    November 12, 2014