But in those six years, things have gone from bad to worse. Chavez drove Venezuela into the ground and Maduro, who took over after Chavez’s death, buried it, putting the nail in the coffin. Continue reading
Category Archives: Adversity
Out of Darkness, A Ray of Light
Which is why, while we grieve, I want to tell you another story. One that has brought me a ray of hope and also joy. That touches my heart and reminds me of the good in the world and how each one of us has a purpose. Continue reading
Hasta la Vista, 2015!
But of all the years, of all the gin joints, you were the one that walked into my life last January, looking all innocent and hopeful. You sent me to Brazil for the first time, where I got to teach and that was an extraordinary experience I’ll never forget.
It Takes a Village
It takes a village to raise a child. At least, that’s what I’ve heard.
Yet, however many times this phrase has been repeated, it hasn’t been enough to take hold. And maybe, just maybe, if we took it to heart, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in. Continue reading
Carmen’s Story: Every Two Minutes, Part II
I learned that rape doesn’t just happen to one person. It happens to the family, the friends and the neighbors. Everyone gets hurt. They feel guilty that they weren’t there to help you. Continue reading