Author Archives: Rick

Celebrating 15 Years of Constructing Peace

Greetings all, Recently the organization with whom I work celebrated its 15th anniversary, and while I am in the process of writing a blog post reflecting on peace-building via inter-denominational cooperation , here`s a really great summary of our celebrations … Continue reading

Posted in May 2012 | Leave a comment

Serving as a Family

Sometimes I`m just plain tired.  Sometimes it seems that the day`s or week`s agenda is a bit too crazy. And sometimes it seems that the sticks, cards, ropes and other play toys just can`t stay in their boxes…….hence there you … Continue reading

Posted in April 2012 | 1 Comment

Up, down, and around Guatemala

  After a lengthy hiatus from any form of blog communication, we finally found enough energy and time to put together a smattered reflection of some of what has kept us on our toes and out of the blog world … Continue reading

Posted in January 2012 | 1 Comment

ENCUENTRO! When community groups gather…..

There is fellowship…..friendships are born….much food is prepared with much care….culture and customs are shared….laughter and learning come naturally….”first-fruits” are offered….music abounds…..others pass by with curiosity…..guests leave with full hearts and full stomachs…..and families from the hosting group collapse into … Continue reading

Posted in December 2011 | 1 Comment

El Otro Lado

“We crossed through the desert….its three days walk, and all you bring is 3 gallons of water, and your money to pay the coyote…..I lived in Phoenix for 3 years, doing landscaping, and had a really good time – some … Continue reading

Posted in September 2011 | 1 Comment

What we hope will be said in 20 years…..

Over the past few months I have become particularly fond of the community group in Pablo L Sidar (or PLS for short), a community of about 7,000 people on the leeward side of the Sierra Madre mountains in southern Chiapas.  … Continue reading

Posted in August 2011 | 4 Comments

Summer time….family gathering

There is a sweet sense of summer that we Canadians feel each year, come late June and early July.  Get outdoors, go on vacation, soak up the sun (albeit nowadays with SPF 1000!), and of course see the relatives (especially … Continue reading

Posted in July 2011 | 2 Comments

Church as Permaculture?

Since March I`ve been receiving via email daily mediatations from a Catholic priest and writer named Richard Rohr.  For a week in May he posted smaller byte-sized thoughts about how the Church (yes protestant and catholic) reflects (or does not!) … Continue reading

Posted in July 2011 | Leave a comment

U YITS KA’AN in the Yucatàn

Last week I had the priviledge of heading out for 4 days to the Yucatàn, in order to become more familiar with the school known as U Yits Ka’an (in Maya), or also the School of Agroecology (AE), located in … Continue reading

Posted in May 2011 | 2 Comments

Working on it!

My how the months go by!  I realize I placed a fairly brief description of my work on an earlier blog post; now after several months working in Chiapas I’d like to give readers more insight to my assignment with … Continue reading

Posted in May 2011 | 1 Comment