Lots of interesting things happen in my little neighborhood. My neighbors keep hens in their alleyway garden, and the local store owner keeps two roosters in a ramshackle enclosure made from corrugated cardboard and old pieces of wood. I often hear the roosters crowing in the wee hours.
On this very cold day, I walked outside to see some fish drying on a wire outside my door.
Then I went to class to teach about "Changes In The Balance of Nature" and showed my students photos from this TIME essay, called What The World Eats. They loved it. And they taught me how to say "Ecuador" in Chinese. (Eguāduō'ĕr)