Giving Back

You are the village

I read this article last week; and just this past week a man in Burlington, IA paid overdue lunch fees for 89 children. If you think these are isolated incidents, or new, you can read about many more here, here, and here.   Arguably, the boy in...

Do small things with great love

Lots of people reflect more at the beginning of the New Year, it seems only natural: a fresh start, a blank page on which the year’s adventures are yet to be writ. While I am usually pretty introspective, I find myself more so at the...

Starbuck

I live on Lake Huron, but I've never gone fishing or seen any large creatures in the wild. I've always been extremely indoorsy and things like that were never important to me. The older I get the more I come to love nature, the small...

Getting water in Rwanda

When I first landed in Kigali, Africa I expected the landscape to be like the Sahara desert.  Miles of parched earth and no vegetation.  Instead what I saw was a beautiful country with rolling hills and lush jungles.   There's no shortage of water in Rwanda.  In...

Peter’s New Glasses

I met Peter at a home visit today. As the bus was waiting, I took a walk down the road. I met an elderly lady with a colourful dress and one of my friends with me tried to start up a conversation.  After fumbling around the...

3rd World Problems

We have been building gardens for the last 4 days and it's funny how we're starting to get a following of super-fans each day. Faces are recognizable and it it doesn't take long to see the different personalities and traits. Some are leaders. Some are...