A Quick Video Between Trains

Please excuse my clogged sinuses...I had a few minutes between trains. If you want to be a part of what we're doing... Buy a Brick for Project Compassion! Our goal is to raise 5000€ ($7000) to cover the cost of the actual building materials "bricks" students will use, as they serve people who could never …

Project Compassion 2013

In the Roma village, houses are made of mud, dirt floors are hidden with pieced together blankets or small rugs, and heat is provided by whatever can be found to burn that day. For the first time, I was invited into the home of a Roma family.  I admired their handiwork -- a micro-enterprise, creating …

The challenges of compassion

It has been a few weeks since I returned from Project Compassion, the annual Youth Compass service project.  The week was filled with joy, pain, and exhaustion.  There were over 50 high school students and adults in our group.  The students who came attend schools in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and The Netherlands, but make up a sample of the …

Lots of maps!

It's been a wild couple of weeks involving a sick child, the paramedics, a German hospital that had cutting edge dial-up internet (reassuring), my own illness, working at the school bookstore, basketball games, castles and temperatures above freezing! I started this blog post at McCafe -- I came for the internet which never seemed to …