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


Poppin' tags Nica style!

If you wondered where your hand-me-downs went, I just sifted through them in a second-hand American store in Managua, finding some pants after my SECOND pair of capris bit the dust in the inferno of Nicaragua in April. Found a pink bathrobe, a broke…

Spending the night in the street until the earthquakes pass


We stayed out in the street until daybreak. At about 2 I wedged myself into Yaci's car and then finally laid on a mattress just inside the garage gate. I was in the house but technically only half! I let my legs dangle out so one step I was up and o…