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Why did the yacare cross the road?

February 27, 2012

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So I could finally get a photo of a live one!! (As opposed to dead ones.)

I’m going back to the field!

November 1, 2011

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I found out a couple of weeks ago that I’m receiving a very big grant I applied for!!!  This means that I will be returning to Paraguay in January to continue fieldwork!!!  I am very excited (can you tell?!) and busy working out the details. That is one reason this blog has been silent over […]

One of these things is not like the others

September 17, 2011

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The healthcare workers in the communities where I was working had a somewhat informal record-keeping system.  They would buy rule-lined notebooks (the kind that kids use in school) and keep track of their patient consultations and activities in them.  Some of the covers on these notebooks are more unusual than others, but I have an […]

The (reverse) culture shock

August 25, 2011


The last few months in the field were intensely busy and I was rarely in a location with internet access.  I’ve been back on campus in the U.S. for a week now, and now that I’ve got regular internet access I’m going to do some retrospective posting on those last few months in the field. […]

Enter field vehicle #3

June 21, 2011


The last trip to the field was both a hit and a miss.  I got a few more interviews done in Isolationville, but not all the interviews that I wanted.  The cuasi worked for one day, and then refused to start for me again. *big sigh* So, I didn’t get all the interviews I wanted, […]


April 24, 2011


Here’s a quickie post to share some pictures I’ve been holding onto: This is the baby bat that somehow-or-other got into the house last week.  I assume it was a baby because he didn’t seem to have flying down just yet, and his wings appeared unbroken.  He was a good climber though – this is […]

Gone fishin’

April 20, 2011

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I’m getting a ride out to the study communities with a friend who’s making a fishing trip nearby.  We’re leaving in the next hour, so don’t have much time to re-pack my bags and charge my electronics! I’ve been disorganized in my blogging this week, so I have nine different blog drafts started, but none […]