Month: December 2023

2024 — The Year in Preview

2024 — The Year in Preview

I’ve been doing my annual Year in Preview as long as I can remember. Then again, I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday, so that’s not saying too much. (It likely was a possum sammich, but it could have been a bowl of squirrel and dumplings.) Folks tell me I’ve been providing this critical public prognostication service since the last millennium — I assume toward the end of the last millennium, but they weren’t overly specific. And I won’t be stopping anytime soon because when you have the gift for seeing into the future as I have, it […]

TRAVEL VLOG: The new and improved El Salvador

TRAVEL VLOG: The new and improved El Salvador

I just returned from my second trip to El Salvador — two years apart — with The People Helping People Network and The Fuller Center for Housing. I’ve shared some impressions in the video below.  My main purpose was to capture some of the stories those two outstanding nonprofits are doing to empower and uplift Salvadoran families and how they are taking advantage of that hand-up to make their lives better. It’s a contagious success that can be seen throughout rural communities and in bustling San Salvador. Ms. Olympia (pictured above with yours truly) lives in a pitiful shack but […]