Helen Hutchens

June 10, 2012

Water: The Lifeblood of Colorado

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  Water is such a simple thing that we think so little of back east, but water in Colorado is one of the most precious commodities. It is scarce. It has rained for only four days of our three-week stay here. The air is dry, like the middle of winter back east. Water is rationed […]

June 7, 2012

Colorado: A Gorgeous and Healthy State

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After Helen and I spent a great week in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we took an airplane and arrived in Denver, Colorado. Colorado is the second stop of our BOMA journey. I have been living here for two weeks. Colorado is so different from Easton. Colorado has beautiful and comfortable weather. There are green mountains, clear rivers, […]

June 1, 2012

Rocky Mountain High

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Circling in the plane over Denver on the second leg of our BOMA journey, we got our first glimpse of the Rockies over the city. Every year I wait for this moment. Lancaster is my home, but my grandmother’s horse ranch in the Rockies is where my heart lives. I’ve been coming here every summer […]

May 24, 2012

Going Home with a Pennsylvanian

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So I went to Helen’s house right after finals and started our BOMA journey. Helen’s house was just as I expected (probably because Helen had told me everything about her house): two floors with a basement. Her neighborhood, however, was a lot quieter than I thought. There is a lot space between each house, and […]

May 23, 2012

Taking a Chinese Friend to Lancaster County

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Definition: BOMA (noun)- family, village, animals, community, culture, environment, and the essence of a place. Origin: Maasai This March, Jason and I were selected to be one of the three pairs of students this year participating in Project BOMA. Our goal is to show each other our boma.  Along the way we learn about each […]