Saturday, January 16, 2016

Backfilling content

We are drastically reducing file sizes (and therefore picture/video quality) and backfilling missing pieces from days gone by.  You might want to scroll down/back to see what we've added.  Texts are going up right now from the riverbank and the pics/videos will go up later when our Cali agent Bryan gets ahold of them . . .

Reminder: you can see more of our work on Wednesday, February 10, at 7:00pm in Galileo 201 on the Saint Mary's campus.  We love to see your faces there almost as much as we love to see your comments here -- maybe more!!

And special note: those big fat spiders featured on the spider cam a few days ago are not venomous, except that when threatened, they can shoot out their hairs, which have some kind of irritant on them that would be totally unpleasant.  We haven't experienced this problem.  And, we brought a new "sonic repellent" that is supposed to keep all kinds of pests away.  It seems to be working, as the big hairy crab spiders that often rest in thatched roof of the pousada are all gone and the swarms of bugs flying in our faces at night are also greatly reduced.  Technology.


  1. The blogs, videos and pictures are truly inspiring. Your commitment to team work, community and seeing so many smiles with each peek into this trip is a daily gift for us all. Stay DIRTy

    The Marotta Family

  2. Wow, it looks like you have been very constructive! We love checking the blog and catching up. The spiders sound like a lot of fun . . . or maybe not! It's difficult to imagine how different it must be there in the Amazon - the videos help. Tell Cam that grandma is reading the blog and she thinks you are all remarkable. Take care of that foot. Hope Ari and Callan are doing okay too.
    Go Dirt!

  3. Thanks for the heads up on the limited videos and pics. Looking forward to see all the hard work and labor upon your return. Stay safe, Gaels!
    Love and prayers from Cali.

  4. DIRTers ROCK! Always and forever.

    Here's a little something from one of my favorite writers that I think captures you all beautifully:

    "Love isn't something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn't a feeling, it is a practice.” ― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

    Keep loving!