Monthly Archive: July, 2016

The Circle of Life

I never realized how cool our little circuit of community organizations was until someone pointed it out to me. Quite a few of those I work with at the garden seemed confused about… Continue reading

Nicaragua’s Natural Beauty

The landscape of Nicaragua offers things that aren’t possible anywhere else in the world. Last week I went “volcano-boarding” down the Cerro Negro, the only place where such a thing is allowed. Despite… Continue reading


With age, we must grow. As people, as a community, and as inhabitants of this earth.  I’ve noticed before that volunteers at various organizations tend to fall into two relative age groups: college… Continue reading

Final Thoughts from Summer School

Migrant Education Summer School is now over and though I only went for a few days a week I found it to be a constantly changing, occasionally frustrating, but overall worthwhile experience. The… Continue reading

There’s a book in my birdhouse

Meals and More Summer Camp is in full swing, my 4th and final building project for the PTF is drawing to completion, and we did a High Ropes course. I have always enjoyed… Continue reading

Home and Family Life

I have spent by far the most amount of time during my stay in León at home with my host family. In her own words, host mother describes her house as “humble,” but… Continue reading

7 and 70

There are two groups of people who are frequently ignored by society, one group is because they are so little and are just beginning to learn about the world, and the other is… Continue reading

7 Weeks to 7 Days

Our time in Nepal is like really almost over. Literally there are only seven days left, and then I fly back to the states. In this last week, it was very interesting for… Continue reading

Shallow Waters

May and I spent this last week taking a break from work and visiting a little more of Nepal. The town we chose was Pokhara, a tourist town that was a short 25… Continue reading

Bully Pulpit on Bullying Pupils

On Friday there was an assembly with many of the Higher Ed student (those going into 6th – 10th grade). The students were split by gender and the boys had a visitor talk… Continue reading