Your Payback

I lived in the Back Bay of Boston for about 5 years. The Back Bay is one of the most exclusive places to live in Boston, maybe even the country, and so that makes it also a destination for homeless people to come to ask for money. At some point early on in my living…

All It Takes Is A Hand

One day a few months ago, I was visiting a butterfly farm in Ecuador with some guests that I had brought along. One of the things you can do at the butterfly farm is put a butterfly onto your finger with some squished banana that they put out just for that. So of course, there…

Open The Door

When I arrived in Chontal this time, as I’ve written a few times, I found out about what had happened with some of the kids in the school: four had committed suicide in the weeks and months earlier. So as the teachers were preparing for the upcoming Christmas program I visited each day to spend…