I was excited to receive the Gravel Adventure Bike Camp invite from my close childhood friend, Dr. Wayne Centrone. I had last seen him nearly 30 years ago when I assisted with his move from Tallahassee to Panama City, Florida. Wayne and I had virtually linked up a few years ago through our mutual friend, […]
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When we became part of the HBI team, our first step was understanding that we would be the parental figures for 20 children with complex family histories and challenging backgrounds. Our job was to provide a home environment because a family setting is the best way for children to cultivate a sense of safety, autonomy, […]
Today, January 31, Perú re-enters a period of quarantine and inmovilizaciones sociales obligatorias. For the next two weeks, significant parts of the country will be under lock-down orders. There will be nothing easy about these new restrictions. For many, the simple fact of their lives is this – theres is a need to be out-and-about […]
On January 27th, the Peruvian government announced a new tiered approach to increased inmovilizaciones sociales obligatorias throughout the country. The new measures (see graphics above) will take effect on Sunday, 31 January and are scheduled to last until 14 February. What these measures will mean for the areas designated as “extreme level” is a return […]
We mark our work in years and decades. This is a slow and steady approach to our work. It means that a lot of what we do can’t be measured in a single outcome. Instead, measuring the impact of our work requires a more integrated approach. There are, however, those times when we can see […]
The U.S. inaugurated a new president, and Perú finds itself struggling to come to terms with a second wave of COVID infections. In spite of a forecasted second wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections for past 3-4 months, Perú is in the midst of rapidly escalating cases and a faltering healthcare infrastructure. Starting on Tuesday, 19 January […]
Very early, almost at dawn, the Peruvian television news showed us an unimaginable scene: hundreds and hundreds of people sleeping on the streets of Lima, faces tired from the cold, hunger and despair. Women carrying their children in their arms, sleeping on cardboard. The elderly, young people, adults: people like us and like our families […]
I want to vote in Perú. Last week, Sunday, was a special national congressional election. Always Sundays, which seems much more reasonable than our workday Tuesdays. With high level corruption rampant, politics are more of a mess here right now than in the U.S., if that’s possible. The entire congress had been dissolved a few months ago and everyone was […]