In the Philippines, They’re Looking for Us

Please.  We Can Be Hope. We Can Be Help.  Maybe you’ve heard the story that Fred Rogers offered as advice for helping young children cope with frightening  circumstances: When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always […]

A Legacy of Little Things

Vick’s VapoRub: Memory Maker.  Small SacrificesI’ve never played the hero. Not once have I been called upon to sacrifice myself to push my baby’s carriage to safety. I’ve never offered a kidney. The best I can hope to leave, I realize, is a string of small gifts. Can those tiny touches build a legacy? Little things […]

Compassion Conundrum

Ayden and Carly Riding a Pony. July, 2010. Privilege and Pinterest It’s Blog Month at Compassion International, the awesome organization for the kids of this world who don’t get pony rides. Or regular meals. Or health care. Or education. I committed to help spread the word, to lend my little corner of the interwebs to […]

Do You Have Compassion?

Girl Selling an Apple to a Marine on a Train. Seoul. 1954. Photo by Rod Seiler. Why I became a Compassion Blogger[Compassion International is one of many worthwhile organizations dedicated to releasing children from poverty. Their programs provide access to clean water, medical care, and educational opportunities. But for me, it’s all about the food. […]