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Catfish, Cider and Castaways. Yes, we are in Kansas!

Catfish at Cabela’s Outdoor Store, Kansas City, KS I can’t say enough good things about visiting Kansas. Here are some snaps of what I did while visiting the heartland. Cabela’s Outdoor Store is mind boggling. So much taxidermy! So much … Continue reading

Dorothy, We ARE in Kansas!

Kansas is known as the “fly over state.” Nothing much there, right? Wrong. After a recent trip I’d call it the “drive through slowly state.” Lots to stop and look at. Lots to reflect upon. Prairie Sounds The highlight of … Continue reading

My article about Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy

Costa Rica has an amazing renewable energy record…but they also have some challenges ahead…learn about them in my piece on the Innovate Development site.

Rolls Royces and Bicycles: The 1% of Vietnam

Since I’ve been in Vietnam, I’ve noticed more luxe cars than I ever see at home in Canada. The other day a white Rolls Royce was parked outside a hotel in my Hanoi neighbourhood. Bentleys and Mercedes are the other … Continue reading

UN World Social Justice Day!

It’s all about proper pay for decent livelihoods. This needs to be universally accepted. My article for Innovate Development….

Improving the Vision of Vietnam’s Ethnic Minorities

Here’s a recent article I wrote for Innovate Development on Vision Vietnam’s work with the people of Sapa. This Montreal-based charity collects old eye-glasses, sends them to Vietnam and then distributes them to ethnic minority peoples in the countryside. Good … Continue reading

Cool Things About Vietnam

1. Fish sauce. A salty clear-ish liquid made from fishies like anchovies. Add chilies and lime juice and splash on just about anything. 2. Ice tea and ice coffee. Usually served in a tumbler with one or more big chunks … Continue reading

Celebrating International Volunteers Day

December 5th was International Volunteer Day, which I hold rather dear to my heart. When many, many, many of us do little things to make the world a better place, change happens. To celebrate the day, I wrote a piece … Continue reading

Violence Against Women. Make it stop!

Today, Nov. 25th is the United Nations Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women. Here is my article for Innovate Development in honour of the Day.

KOTO Restaurant in Hanoi Brings Hope to Homeless Kids

At KOTO Restaurant, disadvantaged youth get a fresh start at a new culinary career. Great food, great concept! Here’s my story on Innovate Development’s website.