Gone!

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that my oldest son is gone, studying in London (not even someplace remote!) for 5 months. He’s been gone since mid-January, when I began this blogpost, which was then a significantly sappy, depressing, and emotionally...

Ghettos in Bulgaria

It’s been over three years, and I can still picture every tattered detail of the gypsy ghettos of Bulgaria. They reeked of poverty–a smell I had not yet experienced in America–the stench of sewage, mold, disease, filth. Everyday breaths for them, but...

Changing lives in the favelas

Changing lives in the favelas The favelas of Sao Paulo only get running water every other day. Houses are constructed with make-shift walls, cement block, and aluminum siding, typically ranging from 2-4 rooms. Some are neat and clean, a tiny oasis midst a wretched...

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