Journeys way off the beaten path, and the power of everyday people.

Sad news from Nicaragua.

For many hours each day as we volunteers dug holes for the posts and bent rebar for the bracing of the first elementary school in Las Minitas, Lionel was there. I think he came to see what we were doing, every day. Sometimes he and other kids would…

zzzzzz....

No water for like a week, and finally the internet works so I've got me a flurry of blogging. I'm exhausted, and not from riding in the back of a pick-up 4.5 hours up and down the mountain to the school and slowly roasting over a 100-degree open sun…

gimme the dirt.

I've always hated showering. It's annoying. I don't want to take my clothes off, put them back on. When I'm sick, I stay as disgusting as I possibly can, til the sweat coats me like a filmy base layer, and it's finally time to disrobe and get cold. W…