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Wander & enjoy the diversity...it feeds your soul “What is more miraculous than the moment?” Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh

Caregivers, Nursing Assistants, Immigrants...

USA | Sunday, 7 Jan 2018 | Views [172]

For several years, after I had traveled and taught English in Mexico, India, and Thailand, I taught healthcare English to immigrants and refugees in a classroom setting.  I developed curriculum, teaching materials and activities that could not only ... Read more >

Tags: caregiver, immigrants, nursing assistant


Photos: Caregiver

USA | Sunday, 7 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: SEED Plan Foundation

INDIA | Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | Photo Gallery

SEED Plan's photos
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Tags: madurai, seed plan foundation, south india, village students


SEED Foundation Plan

INDIA | Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | Views [435]

My last entry was about the SEED students in Madurai, India and Ted Adams' (SEED's Director) visit to Portland.  Recently & very sadly, Ted has died.  The SEED center is still being well run by the dedicated, now college educated volunteers ... Read more >

Tags: madurai, seed, seed plan foundation, south india, village student education


Grateful for our water...

USA | Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | Views [364]

Our friend, Ted just visited us from Madurai, India where he runs a before & after school program for kids in poverty.  We have seen these bright 'SEED' (Support, Educate, Encourage Disadvantaged) students go from grade school to college &... Read more >


Photos: Hawaii, the BIG Island

USA | Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

Hawaii, March 2013
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Hawaii, The BIG Island!

USA | Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | Views [372]

The Big island, as we know it, is a little of everything we love...just in many different places.  There is sun, clouds, rain, snow, cold, hot, farms, condos, swimming pools AND ocean all around!  There are the best farmer's markets with awesome ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, big island, hawaii


Photos: Thailand - Trips, tips & teaching

THAILAND | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

2012 Thailand
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TEFL Training, Teaching & Travel - this time in Northern Thailand

THAILAND | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | Views [1018]

Oct 17th -- Nov 17, 2012 There are links for you to check out, if interested!  We also have over 900 pictures, but it’s difficult to load pictures - if you want to see more, let me know. Travel info: Route: Pdx -> SF -... Read more >

Tags: english camp, teaching english, tefl, thailand


Half The Sky

USA | Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | Views [372] | Comments [1] | Video

Watch the 2 extremely professional, well-done 2-hour episodes from PBS...then help at least 1 girl!  


Universal Language of music and dancing

USA | Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | Views [678] | Video

Fantastic!  Our world is such a rich, diverse and fun place when there is a shared experience of dance, music,  curiosity &  acceptance of differences!                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Pwe-... Read more >

Tags: dancing, feel good music, universal and multi-cultural language


Universal language of music and dancing

USA | Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | Views [542] | Video

Can't help but feel good when you watch this!

Tags: dancing, feel good video, music, world cultures


Honoring Mothers Everywhere!

USA | Thursday, 3 May 2012 | Views [554]

The Nyaka Aids Orphans Project:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4OV47cvEog&feature=g-upl


Honey Bees

USA | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Views [668]

Although these flowers and busy bees were flying about in our front yard this early spring, it would be GREAT to have a hive or two!    Made by Hand / No 3 The Beekeeper from Made by Hand on Vimeo .


Help the children

USA | Saturday, 17 Mar 2012 | Views [689] | Video

Please watch the video & help as you are able.  Yes, I know there are thousands of causes...so pick the ones that are closest to your heart.  

Tags: child abuse, children, human rights, invisible children, kony 2012, night-walkers


Marshall Islands - nuclear testing

USA | Saturday, 3 Mar 2012 | Views [715] | Video

What can we do?  How can we help the islands now?  See more information at: Unnaturalcauses.org -  http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/video_clips_detail.php?res_id=79


Rick Steves - The Value of Travel

USA | Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | Views [771] | Video

Although he may have stated some of these concepts before, it is well worth the 20 minutes it takes to see his Ted Talk video.


The Girl Effect!

USA | Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | Views [751] | Video

Help Nyaka win the Nike Girl Effect Challenge!    Nyaka is participating in the first ever Nike Girl Effect Challenge. Twelve organizations across the world will be selected to earn a spot under the Girl Effect umbrella and win a portion of the funding ... Read more >


Kiva - love it!

USA | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | Views [521] | Video

Kiva, a non-profit organization connects people through lending - to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25...Learn more at:  http://www.kiva.org/ ... Read more >


Halloween dogs...

USA | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | Views [415] | Video

No matter where you go in the world, dogs are fun to watch!


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