Nine Months in Uruguay: Past, Present, Progress

While my husband and I lived in Uruguay, I wrote. Not only did I maintain our blog, “Because the World is Round...,” but I found myself composing poetry, to my own surprise. It was a contemplative time, and as I tried to identify what it was about Uruguayan culture that I found so beguiling, as I dealt with loss, as the birds, the ocean, the sun and the moon spoke to me, a philosophy became.

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About Julie R Butler

I am child of Colorful Colorado and a citizen of the world.

I am always searching for truths that we can all live by, which celebrate diversity, respect individuality, and promote real democracy.

I love to play with language, images, and ideas.

I believe that knowledge does set us free, and that the manipulation of knowledge and fear is a large part of what has held humanity back from solving problems that are enormous, but not unsolvable through patient perseverent progress.

I see the universe as infinitely interconnected, incomprehensibly complex, but not in and of itself incomprehensible.

I currently live in the mountains of Central Mexico, after having spent seven years in the Southern Cone nations of Uruguay and Argentina.

My essays and the occasional poem can be found at the following locations:

The philosophy anthology, "What Do You Believe?" (edited by Derek Beres Brooklyn, NY: Outside the Box Publishing, 2009).

"Connectively Speaking"
(, my current social issues blog.

"we fear what we don't understand" (, my socio-political blog.

"Because The World Is Round..." (, my blog about my life and travels in South America.

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