Finally just finished watching the movie “The Book Thief” (yes, it took me several nights to be able to finish it – I’m getting that sort of old ha) and it was great. Spoiler alert – I would highly recommend. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s the story of a young girl growing up … Continue reading the book thief – a story about humanity
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
I hurt, because this is not how things are not supposed to be. I guess, that’s because this really is not how things are supposed to be. Death was not part of the Original Plan. Continue reading no man is an island…
the specialized knowledge they have is quickly dying out as the younger generation losses interest and doesn’t see the value in preserving these traditional arts. Continue reading children of the Amazonian Kichwa
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
It goes beyond graffiti to find a new way to transform the dull gray concrete walls of a quickly developing city. Continue reading Street art of Quito
Although there has to be small spot in the back of their mind, one that they force back down, that realizes its all a lie. Continue reading the woven lies of Organo Gold
There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky Continue reading home-made kite flying