Wow! I mean – W-O-W!!! We are so incredibly honored by the tremendous generosity and support we received at our A Bridge to Change fundraiser event held at Andina Restaurant on Tuesday, September 19th. We filled the room with a completely sold-out crowd. The four-course wine paired meal was a huge hit – […]
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In just a little over 24-hours we will celebrate our 11th A Bridge to Change Benefit Event at Andina Restaurant. Sure, the pandemic put a little hiccup in our plans to hold annual events at Portland’s fabulous Andina Restaurant, but we are back in stride for 2023 and looking forward to an exciting night of […]
It has been a few weeks since my last post. There is no one reason for my lapse in communication – other than the demands of a full life. Several things have happened over the past couple of months. HBI has officially taken over the legal responsibilities for the Casa Girasoles. In addition, all the […]
Today is Peruvian Independence Day. It is a big deal in Perú. It is more than just a single-day Holiday – today, July 28th, kicks off a weekend of celebrations around the Fiestas Patrias. For a country that has gone through so much over the past few years – with the COVID pandemic, a near-catastrophic […]
I have a plastic box of screws, bolts, fasteners, and odds-and-ends I have collected for years. I pull out the box and rummage for a match whenever I have a missing bolt. I add to the collection whenever I find an aberrant item. It is a collection of treasured finds, incorrect purchases, and failed projects. […]
What is our why? I remember discussing Health Bridges’s “why ” and our work with a core group of supporters many years back. We were building on the lessons we gained from the now-famous Simon Sinek TEDx talk of 2014. The “why” we crafted back then has shifted a bit over the years, but the core, […]
How is it already May?! This year feels like it is flying past at breakneck speed. We did, however, want to give you an update on our work. We are in full swing with Phase II of the Center of Excellence training and research project with child welfare programs in Perú. In collaboration with our […]
In Cajamarca again, lovely old central city, cathedrals with stone gingerbread facades, robust shoulders of green mountains all around. It’s May 1, International Worker’s Day, a federal holiday in Perú and in much of the world. Dr. Mary Boyer and I are on an extensive training trip to check out the trainers we’ve trained in […]
Greetings from Lima. I arrived to the sticky humid air of early Autumn in the city this morning. We’ve been getting many requests for updates on the “happenings” in Perú. As such, here is a blog update on the happenings as we see them. Undoubtedly you have heard the story about the frog in boiling […]
I have this picture in my head. It is a high mountain meadow filled with flowers in the early spring. The vision is of a place that instantly brings me a sense of comfort. As much as my memory can confirm, I visited such a place as a young boy. While on a camping trip […]