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Thankful Things

Gift A day so happy. Fog lifted early. I worked in the garden. Hummingbirds were stopping over the honeysuckle flowers. There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess. I knew no one worth my envying him. Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot. To think that once I was the same man did

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Political Persecution and the Power of Labels

IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog post is my lived experience and interpretation of the situation and not the official action alert nor the official position of Sembrandopaz or MCC. Political persecution sounds like something out of those political intrigue novels full of stock characters I used to devour in middle school. Life is an adventure and

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Dignity Latinamerica

Espanol aqui “Dignity is an internal state of peace that comes with the recognition and acceptance of the value and vulnerability of all living things.” –Donna Hicks I’m back in Colombia. Bogota to be precise. I had a wonderful summer vacation. I caught up with old friends, ate cheese, picked blueberries, read, laughed with family

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Peaceful Thoughts

September 21 was the International Day of Peace, Disarmament and Non-Violence, started in 1982 by the United Nations with the goal of creating one intentional day a year to ponder the impacts of putting aside armed conflict. It is dedicated to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace. Therefore, in commemoration of peace, I asked

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Preparation and Manipulation of Alimentation

Going to school with Juana Alicia is always an adventure. Juana Alicia is a community leader in Mampuján and also teaches what we would call home-economics but here is called Preparation and Manipulation of Alimentation in the neighbouring community of San Pablo. I am, by the way, a famous person in San Pablo because I

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