Samaritan Day

Photo: Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition in Oaxaca City celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, and local …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding fill-in-the-blank fatigue is critical if …

The Value of Collaboration

Photo: Postcards from Oaxaca Collaboration = the action of working with someone to produce or create something EssayLack of collaboration is a proverbial stone in the road for those developing ‘sustainable’ tourism. Many tourism players are aware that improving collaboration is a worthy objective, yet they feel stymied by how to put practice into action. We …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market 2006 Markets are as old as the crossroads, a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. Our fave (favorite/favourite) markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. These venues manifest responsible travel — good places to live and good places to visit. Locals have the …

Peace

Buzzwords Peace = freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. Translating: Every moment of the day provides an opportunity to create the conditions for peace.Afrikaans: Elke oomblik van die dag bied ‘n geleentheid om die voorwaardes vir vrede te skep.German: Jeder Moment des Tages bietet die Möglichkeit, die Bedingungen für Frieden zu schaffen.Spanish: Cada momento del …

Board Games

Buzzwords Board Game = any game played on a board, especially one that involves the movement of pieces on the board, such as chess or checkers Headlineshttps://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/08/the-hottest-new-board-games-from-gen-con-2019https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/12/ars-technicas-ultimate-board-game-buyers-guide-2018-editionhttps://aeon.co/ideas/monopoly-was-invented-to-demonstrate-the-evils-of-capitalism Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Tequio

Buzzwords Tequio = Collective work Photos Embedded Tweets Wikipedia: La palabra proviene del náhuatl, en el vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana de fray Alonso de Molina se registra con dos variantes tequio, la cual no requiere adaptación fonética al castellano; y tequiutl que se ha adaptado como tequiuh perdiendo su final consonántico tl. Se …

Attention

Poster: What is the value of attention? Attention = Focusing consciousness and taking notice Also see: partial attention, conscious ReflectionsAnyone can pay attention for an instant. But what does it take to pay attention over time? Enough of the drive-by conversations, as engaging as they ephemerally are. How do we pay attention over time? When …

New Games

Board Games Pandemic YouTube Video description of how to play Pandemic. 0:00 Intro 0:22 Overview 0:53 Setup 3:16 Actions 5:57 After you have completed your actions. 7:00 Epidemic cards 8:00 Outbreaks 8:28 How to win 8:35 Ways you can lose 8:55 Cards that can help you win 9:16 Conclusion Planeta