Yes, in the country and in the world, we hope. But I'm talking about this site, for the moment.
The Usumacinta campaign (to stop the proposed dams that would damage the watershed and flood Maya sites) is at a wait-and-see point. With Mexican President Vicente Fox's declaration in March that there is no plan to build dams on the river, there is cautious optimism that this round of proposals has been fought off. Time will tell. The dam-builders will return in a few years, if history is any indication.
So I intend to start sharing my years of travel and recording in the Maya region, and I'll redesign this site to that end. I'll continue posting news on archaeology, ecology and development from southern Mexico and Guatemala, but I'll make available more of my archive of photos and video. I'll also post reports by my colleagues that have resulted from our efforts on the river. And I'll look into better ways to distribute all of this. It should be a fun project for me, and for all twelve of my readers!
I stopped allowing comments when I started getting comment spam in a big way. That seems to have been solved by MT-Blacklist, so I'll reopen posts to comments. Not that I get many, but it seems like a friendly start to the new plan.Posted by Dave at August 21, 2004 05:47 PM