Well. Internet is here in little Pasbwadom, it's true, but it is sometimes a trickle. My computer had bad hick-up a few weeks ago resulting in the better of my two browsers being lost. That limits the number of web pages that I can access. This one is 'out of bounds'.
I've been busy teaching and translating. I have three remedial reading students in the mornings now. I added a young girl who has never finished the first grade. She's about 10. She's very quick, and should learn to read Creole in a matter of weeks. It's a different story for the two young men I've been helping for some time now. They have very slowly overcome some real handicaps and are reading better and better.
During these times of limited web-connectivity, I have been able to stay in touch with the NBA playoffs. I was delighted to follow the San Antonio victories over the Heat. I'd love to watch the games some day. It's only partially gratifying watching the scoreboard and one-line explanations of what just happened on the court. They do throw in some tweets from informed people that are quite interesting. (LeBron just threw up his shoulders as he looked at his bench...what more could he do?) But, that's how we follow basketball here on the southern peninsula of the poorest country in the western hemisphere.
Soccer? That's different! I bought a TV and an antenna so that we can follow World Cup Games here at my house. It took us a while to figure out the antenna. For the first few games, we could see players, but not the ball...too fuzzy. Then we got things figured out and we now see the ball. Still, if a team wears green uniforms they pretty much disappear into the green fuzz of the field.
The sound isn't clear, but it's only the sound of some Haitian guys watching a TV and calling the game. They're not great. Lots of emotion and very little information. It reminds of what would happen if you put a mic in front of guys at a bar watching a game. Wooooooooy! Ayayay!!! Gooooooooooooooooaal!!
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Missionary in Haiti.