Attendance continues to go up and down at the joint Crescent Hill-James Lees-Covenant Community English as a foreign language education ministry., with between 15 and 25 students each of the two days a week (fewer for supper). Everyone involved is invited to a debriefing and planning meeting at 3 p.m. this Sunday, November 15, at James Lees. The fall term is slated to end before Thanksgiving - with us asking the students to bring dinner on the last night- with no formal classes. Will classes resume in January for a winter term as originally planned? One student who seems eager to continue is Luis, an intermediate class student (pictured above) whom I met during dinner Wednesday. Luis identified himself as a Guatemalan investigative journalist who has been in Louisville, as a refugee, for just two months. Luis (pictured above) fled Guatemala because of fallout from exposes on the drug cartels. He seemed to be somewhat familiar with Izabal, including with goings on around the nickel mine. He and I have been in touch by e-mail subsequently, and perhaps he can talk with our group at some point. He and his family live in Phoenix Hill, and he has been writing for the local Spanish-language newspaper, Al Dia.