Antigua, Guatemala 8AM Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
I’m waking up this morning in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (also known as Xela), realizing that it has suddenly been a week since I arrived. The time is going quickly, and it has been a whirlwind. Here are a handful of highlights from the last week:
Camino Seguro . . . → Read More: News from Guatemala
January 1, 2013, Chapel Hill, NC
Last night Deanna and I celebrated New Year’s Eve at home, talking and laughing and trying to strengthen each other for what will be a challenging new year for us in some ways. We and Mason had not-so-gracefully showed up at a New Year’s party that afternoon—a full . . . → Read More: 2013 — Looky!
…really comes down to five or ten minutes of your time. And a stamp. And an envelope and a piece of paper. And a decision to spend those minutes in a way that could take a step toward righting a wrong.
Ed Chapman is a friend of mine. I’ve written about him before on . . . → Read More: What I Want For Christmas…
On Saturday, I took my son Mason to the zoo in Asheboro. It was a gorgeous day, but there were very few people there. When I stopped into the gift shop to rent a stroller (Mason hurt his foot this week and wasn’t quite up to all the walking), I asked . . . → Read More: A Zoo Story…
Photo by David Simchock, www.davidsimchock.com
It has now been three weeks since my Guatemalan friends returned to El Tejar, and I’m just beginning to gain the perspective that a bit of distance provides. Our time together in North Carolina was rich, dense and fulfilling, and I know that I am not the only . . . → Read More: Very More Awesome
As many of us do this time of year, I looked back over 2011 recently, and I was amazed to see all that had happened. Some of it has been hard and some has been thrilling, but I definitely feel alive. I was theoretically taking it easier this year in order . . . → Read More: Looking Back, Looking Forward
I have been in or on a pretty amazing array of motorized vehicles in the last 24 hours, from public buses (a.k.a. ‘chicken buses,’ retired school buses from the US, often painted up in classic Latin style, but sometimes with the names of American counties still painted on the side) to a taxi . . . → Read More: Update from Guatemala
This is a recent interview and article published by Harmony for Humanity, please click the link below to read the rest of it.
photo by Colin Wishart
David LaMotte: Making a Difference From the Heart
David LaMotte is being the change in so many ways that it’s almost impossible to keep up. LaMotte . . . → Read More: Harmony for Humanity Interview
I’m sitting in the living room on a cloudy day listening to Bill Mize’s incredible acoustic guitar CD ‘Tender Explorations’ and feeling grateful to my nearly-three-year-old Mason for his bird feeder obsession. Because he loves the feeders (yes, the feeders, not so much the birds), we have several hanging, stuck to windows, etc. The . . . → Read More: Hummingbirds, Lorikeets & Me