Hello world!

Happy Halloween! Last October, I created this blog in preparation for my trip to South America. Well, departure is less than three weeks away (February 13), so I’m going to start making some entries!

Sabbatical 2012. I am going to travel to South America, seeking to learn more about the landscapes, the people, their languages, and their cultures. I will fly into Rio de Janeiro [Brazil] in the afternoon of February 14. I will return to the USA on May 3. My flight departs South America from Lima, Peru. What’s in between, you ask?  That is to be determined.  Let the adventure begin!