Once again, apologies for the late posting. I have been out of the office Tuesday and Wednesday and so today (Thursday) is my first chance to write my blog. Before I get into the story I want to share, I am hoping that you will be able to help me with something. I am often asked about what typical Canadian food is and I have to admit I have a hard time answering that question. Here, there are about 10 things that would be found in every kitchen all the time (beans, rice, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, green peppers, onion, garlic, cheese and tortillas). I am interested in knowing what are your 10 basic staples? Please post a comment on my blog or send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your answer or thoughts on Canadian cuisine.
As some of you know, one of my motivations for coming to El Salvador was a response to an my overwhelming feelings of white privilege and guilt about this fact. In training in Toronto, one of the other participants commented that many of us are partly doing this as response to white guilt, but that this experience will likely only deepen these feelings. I had honestly never thought about it that way, I have hoped that this time away would help to resolve not strengthen these feelings. Our training leader challenged us to focus not on the guilt, but the responsibility. Truly, I really didn't understand that comment but this week I feel like I have had a glimpse of what this might mean.