Goodbye 2016, Gear Up for 2017!/¡Adios 2016, Prepa pa Luchar para el 2017!

Some great end of 2016 news – I won my housing court case, and I passed my second exam in my geography doctoral program at a still public university.  S0 many people are saying what a terrible year 2016 has been, but it has been a better year for me than last.  I made steady progress towards my degree, learned a lot, really got my field work going in Colombia, finally won my 4-year housing court fight, and I got a great new job at the College of Staten Island teaching introduction to geography to two huge classes of students.  And it’s not over yet!

Algunas noticias buenas al fin del 2016 – gane mi caso para mantener mi hogar, y pase mi segundo examen en el programa del doctorado de geografía en una hasta el momento universidad pública.  Mucha gente habla de que el 2016 fue un año tan terrible, pero para mi este fue mejor que el pasado.  Logre muchos avances hacia mi diploma, aprendi mucho, arranque con mi trabajo de campo en Colombia, por fin gane mi luchade 4 años para mantenerme en mi hogar en la corte de vivienda, y conseguí un trabajo regío en el Colegio de Staten Island donde enseño introducción a geografía a dos clases gigantezcas de estudiantes.  !Y aun no se ha acabado el año!

At the same time, I honor all the people who have been going through it, especially in Syria, and with the election of another even more oligarchic/plutocratic administration in the U.S.  This last one is full of opportunities to mobilize and build, and the former is a deep, deep reminder of the horrors of war.

And Colombia finally has a peace agreement that looks like it is here to stay.

A la vez, reconozco a toda la gente que no lo ha pasado bien, particularmente en Siria, y por medio de la elección de otra adminstración aun más oligárquico/plutocártiico en los Estados Unidos.  Esta última esta llena de oportundides para mobilizarnos y construir, y la primera nos da un profundísimo recuerdo de los horrores de las guerras.

Y Colombia por fin tiene acuerdos de paz que parecen que van a durar.

Gracias profundas a toda mi gente linda/In deep gratitude to all my dear people!  

¡Adelante! 

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  1. Posted by V Spike Peterson on December 24, 2016 at 2:28 am

    wow and wow again and congratulations big big big time dear Rafael!! the courtcase and exam are terrific news. well earned and sweet results, finally! hug yourself and celebrate for me 🙂 love you, spike

    On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 5:31 AM, Finca del Pueblo’s Blog wrote:

    > fincadelpueblo posted: ” Some great end of 2016 news – I won my housing > court case, and I passed my second exam in my geography doctoral program at > a still public university. S0 many people are saying what a terrible year > 2016 has been, but it has been a better year for me tha” >

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