Village communities in Southeast Asia get nurturing help from within and with the assistance of international volunteers via short breaks (a week or so) or longer stints for service (month or more)... read more
Rainbow Globe Graphic
With all the cynicism these days and distressing news domestically and internationally, it is a pleasant surprise to the jaded many among us that the United States has regained the distinction of... read more
Coexist Graphic
Mosque, Synagogue, and Church under the same roof—In 2009, archaeologists working in the heart of Berlin excavated the foundations of what is thought to be one of the city's first churches, St.... read more
Bora Bora
You know the routine. Plastics and glass and other recyclables into the blue bin. Remembering the shopping bag for the grocery store. Taking your refillable water bottle to work so you don’t have... read more
Garden Rake in Soil
D.I.G. (Development in Gardening) is a charitable organization dedicated to improving health and well-being for HIV-positive and at-risk individuals in developing nations. They teach skills and... read more
Stacked Plates and Utensils
A self–service coffee shop in North Dakota is a testament to human trust, and community support. Can a self-service store with no employees based on trust system be successful? Or will... read more
Soccer Ball on Field
The World Cup—are you watching? I have to say the first couple weeks have been mildly intriguing for me. I grew up on a baseball field, a basketball court, and an American football field. We... read more
Music & memory go hand in hand. I’m guessing you are probably one of the gazillions of people worldwide who own iPods or other personal music devices. Chances are also pretty good that the... read more
Green and Yellow Public Transit Bus
How skilled are you at letting go? It's a challenge for most of us in this day and age. We are, most of us, control freaks, and even if someone else holds the reins, we still want to know where... read more