Tag Archive: Altruism

Youthful Melody

Music. It soothes, it heals, it stirs the spirit. It evokes memories, emotions. Paints pictures. Feeds the soul.   And all meet in singing, which braids together the different knowings into a wide… Continue reading

Music and Memorabilia for a Cause

A Kaepernick jersey. Pacquiao boxing gloves. Crème brûlée. Vocalists and a children’s choir. Just sharing a mishmash of images from an event I recently volunteered at. Fundraising for a children’s charity? All for… Continue reading

A Beautiful Teaparty

Tweedledum and Tweedledee, in a fit of uncontrollable laughter, rehearse a dance number as The Mad Hatter briefs the party staff. As I admire the enchanted space, the Queen of Hearts poses for… Continue reading

Virgen del Rosario Learning Center

It’s 4:30 am when I suddenly awaken. Curses, jet lag! But that’s ok, because at least I have some dawn quiet before the streets fill with cars and tricycles and the occasional street… Continue reading

Beautiful Day

People come together for a good cause. It’s a beautiful, moving reminder that, amidst greed and selfishness, there is also generosity and benevolence. I spent some time volunteering with an organization called Beautiful… Continue reading

Digging Into the Italian Coast

I’m absentmindedly shoveling away another bucket of dirt, and another, until I hear a familiar “Basta.” Enough. I stand upright and use my shovel for support as I catch my breath. When I… Continue reading

Hair Grows

It’s gone! My hair…it’s all gone! Well, not all of it. Just 12 inches. Just one foot. Just 30.48 centimeters. Surprisingly, the sudden snip-snip-snip wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be.… Continue reading

The Gift of Christmas

Namamasko – the act of visiting someone so that he or she may share his or her “blessings” or “fortune” A grandchild might go to his grandfather on Christmas Day and receive a… Continue reading