Greetings from Lima

You can just barely see the ocean. Beautiful. The Virgin Mary has quite the presence here. We've made it to Lima, Peru safely. Got to our hotel late, and I nearly overslept and missed breakfast. We had an interesting drive along the coast to the

Policy Conflicts Abound in Rural Peru

In yesterday's meeting, we had a lot of interesting conversations about conflicts between individual or collective land ownership and mining rights. In Peru, if you own your land individually, you can take out loans from the bank and enter the

How To: Not Be a Drip

Did you know that the United States uses 346 million gallons of fresh water every day? Let’s see how we can all work together to save water, and not be a drip. Fix that leaky faucet. One drip a second can waste 2,000 gallons of water per

A Window of Opportunity in Somalia?

Mid morning this morning I read what I consider the most deflating news yet about the crisis in the Horn of Africa: sacks of food aid meant for Somalis dying of starvation are being stolen and sold at nearby markets. From the AP report: In