The Space and Time in Between

This week we have gone to the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg campus, a talk about Zika virus between US and Mexican scientists, South Padre Island, to an international bridge in Progreso, Texas, to the border town of Brownsville where the border is even fuzzier and there’s a fragmented wall. So we’ve essentially reached…

The Things That Never Leave

Looking out of the window as the plane glided above Detroit on our way back to Michigan was dreadfully depressing. The week in Brownsville, Texas flew by and it was business as usual Monday morning. Except it wasn’t. Sure, I was tired, cranky, hungry and running behind. A typical Monday for me. But, today, I…

Brown Girl in Brownsville

Brown Girl In Brownsville Stepping out of the airplane after spending hours en route to Harlingen, Texas was nothing short of glorious relief. The warmth of the Texas sun reintroduced me to the beauty of green grass, blue skies and trees not encased in snow. What a wonderful change! A short lived change, as the…