Tag: Project Cookstoves

  • Project Cookstoves Video

    I know you’re like, “Look, Pamie. Your essays were great. But when do I get to see you in Guatemala trying to be all Anderson Cooper, but eventually just having to use your inhaler?” By the way, I made a $400 donation to Project Cookstoves for one cookstove on behalf of pamie.com. If you feel […]

  • It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Round Up)

    Here’s the place to get all of the links for the five-part essay on my recent trip to Guatemala. Part One — Getting to Solola Part Two — Faceplants and Toilets Part Three — “A Different Kind of Gringa” Part Four — There Will Be Blood, and It Will Be Weird Part Five — All […]

  • Good Neighbors Project Cookstove

    It can be said that most of us take our kitchens for granted. We think of the kitchen as a gathering place, the room where our families start and end each day. This is where stories are swapped, homework is scribbled, meals are cooked, bread is broken, secrets shared– our lives unfold inside our kitchens, […]

  • It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Part Five)

    It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Part Five)

    We spent our last two nights at Senor Robin’s, the only high-rise apartment I know where the roosters still wake you at four in the morning. The second to the last day we went out to visit a school in a breathtakingly beautiful place called Patzicia, where we hung out with the kids during recess […]

  • It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Part Four)

    tampons/pamprin I really wrote all of that stuff before so I could tell you this, my favorite story from the trip. Okay, look. We’ve been through a lot together, you guys. So here is where I tell you that I was two hours into the road trip to Solola, at a gas station in the […]

  • It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Part Three)

    It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Part Three)

    baseball cap / bandanas / combat boots Despite my fall, I was dressed rather appropriately for the amount of hiking and manual labor that was ahead of us. At one point we were met by one of the Good Neighbors Guatemala staff, a tiny Korean girl named Genesis, who was in skinny jeans, a scarf, […]

  • It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Part Two)

    It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Part Two)

    iPhone / Camera / Video Camera People who know me at all right now are probably asking themselves, “Okay, fine, Pamie. You went to Guatemala. Now skip to the part where you fall.” First of all, how dare you. Secondly, it’s right here.

  • It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Part One)

    It’s Not That Scary: The Guatemala Stories (Part One)

    “You’ve only known these people for a week?! Pam, you are so brave!” “Some would call it ‘crazy.’” Even saying I’d known my traveling partners for a week was being a bit generous. We’d had two meetings over that week, and a few frantic emails on my end. Total amount of time I’d known these […]