I just spent 7 weeks bicycling 2000 miles with my friend, Alana, who is crossing the country doing interviews with refugees about their experience in living in America. Time and time again when we asked them about what they love about the US, they told us “the freedom.” It almost sounded like a political soundbite, … Continue reading Slamming shut the door of freedom
Throw away all those
Photographs they tell me… Continue reading Old Photographs
And when the world is breaking,
Run to My arms, they will be your comfort.
I will give you everything, even what I love most to be with you. Continue reading I Will Love you Forever
I’ve lived in the capital cities of 5 Latin American countries, and I constantly find myself amazed by the incredibly vibrant cultural life Quito has to offer. Continue reading Quito – a city with a surprisingly vibrant cultural life
they say that they must finish selling their chocolate bars before they can go home. The reality of their vulnerability is so apparent. How readily they get in a taxi with virtual strangers only on the promise of new shoes. Continue reading school shoes for barefeet
Tamia’s family offers traditional cooking classes to individuals and small groups, so if youre ever in the Otavalo area I would highly recommend it as something not to miss! Its a really cool way to be able to spend some time with a Kichwa family in their home and experience their culture. Continue reading Serving up some traditional Kichwa recipes
Don’t ask yourself what the world Needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go do that because the world needs people who have come alive. Continue reading not all who wander are lost….
“If I could tell my 6 younger siblings something about the importance of studying, I would tell them that if you don’t study, you can’t achieve anything, you have to really put the effort in and later you will get the benefit when you earn your diploma. I hope they listen to my advice.” Continue reading Education in the words of Blanca
“Sometimes I’ve thought about dropping out of school, but then I thought ‘this is my future’…this is how I can help out my mom and make her proud, sine she’s made so many sacrifices for me.” Continue reading Education in the words of Elvis
“My favorite part of school is when they take us to hospitals and the patients tell us all about their lives.” Continue reading Education in the words of Tatiana