I knew when leaving Quito that a new President of Ecuador would be at the helm upon my return. Being … Continue reading The Pillars of Our Society: Final Days in Ecuador
I meet Rafael in the Plaza Mayor of Trinidad. Sitting on a bench in the shade, toting a cowboy hat, … Continue reading Until the Victory, Always
Charming hosts. Comfy accommodation. Colorful decor. Fruit platters. Rich coffee. Conversations over rum. Tiny birds in wicker cages. These are … Continue reading Life in the Casas of Cuba
Last month I spent a week living and working with farming communities in the Santa Bárbara department of Honduras. Unlike … Continue reading Photo Diary: Volunteer Project in Honduras
Fifty years ago in 1967 my father was just a child, the youngest of four. He, his parents, and his … Continue reading Vietnam: Hammer, Sickle, and Starbucks
Current ongoings have me in the mood to write about something rather solemn. As a fellow reader of things, I … Continue reading Shadows of the Khmer Rouge
There is something profoundly comforting about arriving in a foreign country and seeing someone holding a sign with your name … Continue reading Wat’s up Cambodia?