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El Salvador!

February 22, 2012

Tags: El Salvador, Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte

Here's the crew with whom I dug a septic tank all last week.
Another great trip to El Salvador with my Habitat Charlotte buds. Once again I am amazed at the resilience of the Salvadoran people, their generosity of spirit, and good and open hearts. In short, we here in the U.S. have everything and they, by our standards, have little. It's 20 years since the end of a brutal civil war and memories of their personal losses are still fresh and yet they are a positive and hopeful people. It is a pleasure and gift to work together with them for a few short days, helping to make the world a better place if only for a small handful of folks. Showing up there, it feels to me, does matter. And that is reason enough to go. (Click on the Photo Essay tab above for more pictures.)


  1. February 23, 2012 9:53 PM EST
    Thanks for lending a hand to make the world a better place!
    As always, your photos are terrific! Thanks for sharing your gifts.

    - Neeva
  2. February 23, 2012 10:04 PM EST
    Neev, you should come with next year!
    - Chris Arvidson
It's here, it's here!

Here's hoping for some West Jefferson snow this season!

And yes, there will be lights on the new place. That's a job for the weekend after Thanksgiving.

This year, the aluminum beauty goes upstairs in my office in the window facing the street. Pictures to come!

I was thinking snowy pictures to go with this Christmas movie writing.

The Granite City street.

At the King's College gate.

Nick and Henry outside King's College Chapel, University of Aberdeen. This is right before we went to the service Sunday where Peter gave the sermon.

Peter Davidson, Jane Stevenson, my Henry & the excellent Nick Graham.

Me and "Paws" the Detroit Tiger mascot, June 19.

Me and Jim's mom, Iris Morphew.

An old Detroit Tigers logo and the current image on my Facebook profile.

At the Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals game in D.C.

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