Double Standards

Kids and young adults are very good at identifying double standards. They can tell  right away if you are preaching one thing and not acting accordingly.  On the one hand, adults talk about honesty and truth. And then one day they might ask their children to tell the aunt that dad is not home (maybe he cannot talk to her at that moment).   How many times does a parent tell his/her child to lower their voice to be respectful, but say it to the child with a strong, demanding tone? Continue reading

From The Galapagos Islands

I am joining Raxa Collective from the Galapagos Islands with the objective of sharing my daily life, project initiatives and global perspectives from this small piece of land that happens to be one of the few places on Earth where sustainable development is still a feasible concept to implement.

But how did I arrive to the Evolution Paradise where Charles Darwin spent important days during his voyage of the Beagle? After getting my B.Sc. in Ecology and Natural Resources Management from Universidad San Francisco de Quito I decided to take a sabbatical year from university studies and became a naturalist guide in the Galapagos. Islanders say that when you drink water from Pelican Bay (a small Bay in Santa Cruz Islands), you will never leave the Islands again. And guess what?…..  It happened to me with the exception that I left the Islands for several years before deciding that this is the place where I want to spend the rest of my life. I am lucky enough to be one of the Ecuadorians that have legal permanent residency in the Islands so I was able to act on that decision. But that is a completely different topic that will be the subject of one of my next dispatches. Continue reading