Kate Dana

Independent Writer. International Educator.

March 28, 2014
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Planes, Plazas y Pasacaballos

And when all’s been said and done It’s the things that are given not won Are the things that you earned -“See the World” by Gomez Cartagena Dia 1 It’s no coincidence, accident or stroke of luck that I am … Continue reading

February 8, 2014
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Love Thy Neighbor(hood)

Week 2 of my life in Colombia came and passed quickly, and with Carnaval less than a month away, I suspect time will fly by in the weeks ahead. After four days of teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th graders how … Continue reading

December 20, 2013
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Santacon y Más: Vivir la Buena Vida

It’s amazing what can happen to change your life in one week (or even just one day). Last Thursday I received an email from WorldTeach, informing me of my placement with the organization as a volunteer in Barranquilla, Colombia. Although I was prepared to gladly … Continue reading

November 26, 2013
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GoGo Girl Experiment

The weeks are flying by before I leave for a year as a volunteer with WorldTeach in Colombia, South America. I am so grateful for the generous donations from Francis, Carl and Marleen, Diva the Rug and others. While the volunteer campaign I started as a fundraiser has been slow (despite … Continue reading

November 1, 2013
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SpanishFriday: Ofrendas para Siempre

Coinciding with one of the most important holidays in Latin culture, this week’s Spanish Friday is all about altars and Dia de los Muertos. Since I began studying Latin culture around 2009, I have had an altar in my home, … Continue reading