Posts made in February, 2014

Detachment—Landing in Guatemala

Detachment—Landing in Guatemala

“Have her think of all that she has created and send it love and gratitude for the purpose it served and if it is not finished its mission in her life may it be safely returned.  An attitude of detachment gets things coming back quickly.” – Minista Jazz I was pushing my face against the window on the plane, taking pictures, a little queazy from a small bit of turbulence earlier...

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Adaptation is Key to Survival

Adaptation is Key to Survival

To find the adaptation signal, Petrov and his colleagues looked for regions of the genome that “hitchhiked” along with an adaptation. When a genetic adaptation occurs and is passed on to offspring, other genes on both sides of the adaptation typically accompany it. The result is a whole region of the genome where all humans are unusually similar to each other, referred to as a...

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Jaibalito

Jaibalito

How do people end up in Jaibalito, a tiny roadless village on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala? That is a question we discussed last night, my first night in this beautiful adobe home on the water. Many souls come here with the intention of passing through, a stopover on their way to see volcanoes and Mayan Ruins. Lake Atitlan has several towns scattered around it’s shores, many of...

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