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Feb 11, 2019

ROY’S ROMANTIC QUOTIENT

By |2019-02-18T16:55:36-07:00February 11, 2019|, |

NOTE: Roy wrote this blog prior to the decision to postpone student-led conferences. “Student-led Conferences are on Valentine’s Day!” I knew the objections would come. I hoped with enough notice, people would adjust and accept it. It’s just that it really is the best timing. I actually didn’t see it as such a big deal [...]

Nov 12, 2018

NEW PARTNERS, OLD FRIENDS

By |2018-11-20T15:16:34-07:00November 12, 2018|, |

Large crowds of protesters, police barricades and masked men with guns roaming streets. A house burned down killing those inside including a five-month old baby, arrests and disappearances and police road checks examining phones for any evidence of anti-government postings. Over 500 dead and 350,000 people out of work. Unfortunately, these kinds of reports are [...]

Sep 10, 2018

A HERO’S LEGACY

By |2018-09-17T15:56:56-07:00September 10, 2018|, |

12 000 kms in 30 days. Seeing pandas and penguins at the Calgary Zoo (the penguins were much more interesting), stopping at the geographical center of North America (unplanned) and the longitudinal center of Canada (planned), kayaking and tubing down lazy rivers in North Michigan, getting much closer to the foot of Niagara Falls than [...]

Nov 13, 2017

KIDNAPPED BY SECOND GRADERS

By |2017-11-13T20:34:26-07:00November 13, 2017|, |

About an hour drive outside of Guatemala City, we arrived at Bethel school in Patzicia. As usual, we were welcomed warmly into the school by the administrators, but also by the children as they were having their break. We exchanged many handshakes, high fives and fist bumps. During my trip to Guatemala at the end [...]

Apr 10, 2017

Ice Cream, New Shoes and Two Parks

By |2017-04-10T08:45:58-07:00April 10, 2017|, , |

When the temperature is in the mid to high 30s, the tinkle of the ice cream cart is a great sound. We were able to enjoy an ice cream sandwich or a fudge bar when the ice cream man showed up at an opportune time during our trip to Nicaragua. Mostly it was the leaders [...]

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