Interview Improvisation

As demonstrated in the story below, language surveyors usually encounter the unexpected, and must be flexible! This is not considered a problem- it is one of the aspects of surveying that makes it so joyful! “During the Pangwa survey in … Continue reading

Seeds Fundraiser 200% to goal! Thank you everyone!

Through all of your generosity via and other means, you have given a total of $2,046, which is over 200% of our goal of $1000! The extra funds will help to further equip the rural farmers and help additional … Continue reading

What do I want to see happen for my birthday? Let me explain:

What do I want to see happen for my birthday? Let me explain: These brothers of mine are genocide survivors. They have dedicated themselves fully the past two years to realizing their dream: Lifting rural Chajul, Guatemala, out of crushing … Continue reading


(Descripción debajo) Este fin de semana fuimos dos miembros de la iglesia y yo a visitar a Xalmolapa (pronunciado “Cham-o-la-pa”) con el fin de desarrollar amistades con la iglesia filial que está ahí. Xalmolapa es una comunidad agraria de aproximadamente … Continue reading


(Description below) This weekend two other church members and I went to visit Xalmolapa (pronounced “Chaam-o-la-pa”) to build relationships with a Free Methodist church plant there. Xalmolapa is an agrarian community of about 200 people, half way between Mexico City … Continue reading

Espera, ¿por qué ir hasta la Asia?

Espera, ¿qué sentido hay en incurrir tantos gastos para ir hasta Asia? ¿No sería mucho mejor hacer el entrenamiento en los Estados Unidos, o por Internet? Se podía mandar los ahorros a una organización sin ánimo de lucero. Esta entrada … Continue reading

Wait, Why All The Way to Asia?

Wait, why the big expense to go to Asia? Wouldn’t it be much better to have the training in the US or online, and send the savings to charity? This post is about my upcoming GSI event. That is a … Continue reading

Aquí disponible: ¡mi primero boletín!

¡Hola! Mi primero boletín ahora está disponible aquí en forma PDF! Todos los boletines siempre estarán disponibles por medio del menú desplegable, debajo de “conectase con Alex”. También quizá usted querrá ver mi primer álbum de fotos. Muchas gracias, Alex … Continue reading

First Newsletter Available!

Hello! My first Newsletter is now available for download here in PDF! All of my newsletters will always be available via the drop-down menu, below “Connect with Alex.” You may also wish to see my first photo album. Thank you, … Continue reading

Una nota a mis seguidores de blog:

¡Gracias por seguir la actividad en mi blog! Esta nota se aplica a los quienes hayan entrado su dirección de email en la caja blanca que está por el lado derecha de mi sitio web; no se confunda esto con … Continue reading

A Note to My Blog Subscribers:

Thank you for following my blog! This note applies to those who have put their email address in the white box on the right-hand side of my website; not to be confused with those who have opted to receive my … Continue reading

Viaje de Carretera de 2012

Las entradas siguientes cuentan con fotos e historias del viaje de carretera que tomé entre el octubre y el diciembre de 2012. En esta viaje visité con amigos y parientes, los cuales viven entre las ciudades de Seattle, Minneapolis, y … Continue reading

2012 Cross-Country Road Trip

The following entries contain pictures and stories from the road trip I took between October and December of 2012. This trip took me to see friends and family between Seattle, Minneapolis, and Sacramento.

Thank You!

I am FULLY FUNDED for his four months in Mexico City! To everyone who has helped me with up-front support and continuing pledges, I can not thank you enough! … Continue reading

On Prisencolinensinainciusol and Communicating For “a Better Tomorrow”

What does English sound like to foreigners? Or rather, what did English slang sound like  to an Italian pop singer in 1972? This video upload contains both the classroom introduction (with the subtitles below!) and the full music video released … Continue reading

What a Wonderful Whidbey Winter Wonderland here in Western Washington!

My 6000-mile road trip started out with a mid-week stop at Whidbey Island in Washington back in October. Due to necessary preparations, I arrived later than desired and additionally spend a chunk of time with additional preparations. This weekend I … Continue reading

National Landmarks

Thank you for your patience on this post, as I learn more about running a website! A big shout-out and thanks to my friend John Driftmier, founder of Brevica Online Marketing! You can trust him for your website needs. ( … Continue reading

Roadside Attractions

Here’s a small album mostly consisting of photos I took on the road. Photos of Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Minnesota, Devil’s Tower, and of course Crazy Woman Canyon Road are soon to follow!   Also, feel free to view my … Continue reading