Tag Archives: high school dropouts

The Chombos in Colon

Colegio Abel Bravo circa 1953. Image thanks to an excellent article in La Prensa.

In Colon I was still debating if to be on my own, free to decide everything in my life, or to live eternally pondering over such matters in facing my reality. In Colon I felt like I was infringing upon the lives of my mother, younger brothers and my sister. I was still debating if I should return to my aunts and grandmother and continue my studies at the National Institute in Panama as I still hadn’t gotten that feeling of belonging in Colon.  Continue reading