Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quick Month Overview

Sorry for the lack of blogging. Legit excuse, though. Our internet was cut at the youth center and the internet cafe wouldn't let me post my blogs. But, I'll give y'all a quick update on what I'm up to.

We've started a compost pile behind the youth center, and I'm taking to it like a 7th grader with his science-fair project. It's awesome. I've already read books about composting. However, it's a slow process. I might start pouring my urine on it to speed up the process (it provides nitrogen to activate the bacterias that are doing all the decomposing) If it works out well, we might try to expand it.

Also, I'm starting another computer class on Wednesday. So, I'll be busy for the next month or so.

And, my roommate and I now have our own radio show every saturday. I'll try to post the shows on here later.

Read a good book last month that another volunteered had recommended to me, Wendell Barry Jayber Crow (and actually lent to me). In it, there is a quote about life; "And os when I have thought I was in my story or in charge of it, I really have been only on the edge of it, carried along. Is this because we are in an eternal story that is happening partly in time?" Thought it was a good quote, humbles you and I'm not even religious. Just shows that there are somethings greater than us.

Peace

3 comments:

  1. Speed up that process Jeff...

    PS Can't wait to hear your radio show, need to plan a trip to Santiago soon. :)

    Very cool all around, great job!

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  2. Jeff whats the insecta/annelida situation, while compsting is fun, like you said it is slow. If you could get some invertebrates to work rather than all that bacteria you could spped up your process too. Miss you bud hope your life adventure keeps being as awesome as it seems to be. -swammy

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