One of the problems with blogging on a schedule is that I sometimes wait too long and the good news I had planned to blog has turned into bad news.  (Read here.)  This leaves me banging my head against the wall and reprimanding myself for not blogging in a more timely fashion. I’m experiencing something…

Today is a day of triumph.  This is a story that I’ve been hoping I’d be able to tell one day.  I’ve known Edgar almost since the beginning.  Three years ago, he was ornery and hyper and made up the wildest tales about his past for the gringos that came to Nueva Esperaza for one day….

My intention in my last post was to recap the last year that I have spent in the States.  But as I started writing it, it took a different turn.  So today, I’m going to try to stick to the plan and write about how things have developed in the last year. I left off…

One year ago today I moved back to the States.  I remember how much I cried and how fearful I was that this was going to be the beginning of me closing the chapter of my life that intensely involved orphans and street kids.  As I sit here a year later, with at least 8…

This is Edgar. He is one of the first Nueva kids that I got to know. He has an incredibly flat head and gets made fun of a lot and always says that he’s ugly, so I’ve always tried to hang out with him and boost his self-esteem a bit. About 5 boys have escaped…

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