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Unexpected Friends and Conquered Summits

There, in a guesthouse at the base of the Virunga mountains, I had great trouble sleeping. I was worried about my friend, who had fallen ill that evening after the bus ride from Kigali. 918 more words


The Soul Of A Child

“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” -Emma Goldman


The Lessons, a big table

There was one special lent and easter while I was a minister at All Nations Presbyterian Church in Oakland, CA.  I was responsible for the Sunday evening service we referred to as Tenebrae, it consisted of about twenty regular people that attended, we lit candles and used liturgical format that was more in line with high church when compared to contemporary churches.   360 more words

Can I pay you to do me a favor?

Simple concept with big implications: In small groups, money corrupts.

In environments that are built on personal interaction and trust among intimates, transactions based on money don’t increase efficacy, they degrade it. 57 more words


April 18, 2014

My friend is going to Anchorage tomorrow on the ferry and I haves given her a list to go shopping for me. I have some stuff I want personally, and I have some things I need for the Christian Center. 235 more words



Fifteen men in a Tata Sumo

Ho! Ho! Ho! What a rattle of fun!                 

As the overloaded jeep swerved up the ruined road that clings to the mountainside, I clutched at my neighbour’s sleeve and wondered whether Harsil would be worth it. 627 more words

Do You Have Enough Courage

I have been thinking a lot about the focus of my next book – and I am pulled in two different directions.

The first is an obvious one: focus on practical, prescriptive advice about things I know really well and were I have a network of people who can be co-authors/collaborators. 105 more words