On Hurricanes and Realizations: Living in downtown New York City I was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Not because its brute force knocked out my electricity for days. Not because Sandy turned my Tribeca neighborhood into a rubbish-strewn, blacked-out, evacuated community. Not because, despite my best efforts, it robbed me of my comforts, livelihood and […]
A decade ago, my friend and yoga teacher, Jordan Mallah, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in La Grama. Every few years since, he’s arranged a “service” trip where he convinces a group of people from the United States to come build a local library, or assist on a town-wide water project. The 2011 project was to plant an organic vegetable garden behind el colegio, the local grammar school.
Some people say it was never harder to be an adolescent. This statement is certainly true, considering the violence, crime, guns, diseases, and the many other atrocious things adolescents have to deal with these days. What are young people to believe? The answer to that question is complex. My solution is to start solving these […]