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So What's It Like To Volunteer?

So What’s It Like To Volunteer?

Todd and I had long talked about combining travel and service and the Rotary Club… more

A Very Special Home Visit

A Very Special Home Visit

On the sixth day of the jornada (medical mission) we were almost back to Antigua… more

Solving Problems, Changing Lives

Solving Problems, Changing Lives

Alé van Scoyoc, 17, participated in a Partner for Surgery/ACPC surgical mission in Guatemala City… more

The Meaning of Partnership

The Meaning of Partnership

I have already mentioned that Partner for Surgery lives up to its name by walking… more

Many Hands. They're All Needed.

Many Hands. They’re All Needed.

Todd and I were both eager to sign up as volunteers on a Partner for… more

The Best Kind of Partner

The Best Kind of Partner

This June, Todd and I joined a team from Partner for Surgery and their counterpart… more

Courir de Mardi Gras

Courir de Mardi Gras

I have long wanted to witness a rural Louisiana Mardi Gras, and last week I… more

The Many Faces of Rosie

The Many Faces of Rosie

This is what it looks like when almost 2300 people gather to win a Guinness… more

July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015

There is something mysterious and perhaps even romantic about abandoned spaces. The rust and decay… more

In the Company of Books

In the Company of Books

I love books. And bookstores. And, most especially, used bookstores. They are magical places where… more