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We live in a world where all of us can make a difference. And, that doesn’t mean you have to travel halfway across the world to do so. Through these posts, I hope to share ways in which you can make a difference — whether it be in the community where you live or somewhere on the other side of the world. Here, I also share my reflections on current events going on around us.

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    Greeting Boats on Lesvos

    I didn’t anticipate it would be so dramatic. I thought that the moving music, fancy camera angles, and voiceovers made the arrivals of people on boats from Turkey to Greece seem…

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    Christmas from Lesvos

    The Christmas story is one that we know well.  Mary, a young, pregnant woman, and her fiance Joseph travel a long distance to take part in a census.  When they arrive…

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    Thanksgiving & A Boat Full of People

    Photo: Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times Gut-wrenching to see, isn’t it?   A boat full of people desperate to live. People who have lost their homes…friends…maybe even their families…perhaps…

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    Knowing that You Have to Go

    Last summer, when my husband Craig and I announced our round-the-world (RTW) trip, people thought that we were crazy.  After letting our family and friends know about our plans, we got a lot…

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    International Women’s Day Photo Essay

    Yesterday marked the 104th International Women’s Day.  Each year on March 8, the world pauses to celebrate the achievements of women while also calling for greater equality.  You can read more…