Many years ago my father, then a young idealist, fought to defend Catalonia against Franco’s forces in the last battles of the Spanish Civil War. He ended up exiled in a concentration camp in France where he endured inhuman, unspeakable living conditions.
When eventually he was allowed to return to Spain, he managed to lock away…
Jul 30 2017
How many ways are there to say “there is no ‘I’ in team” before your audience’s eyes glaze over?
Apparently, not enough.
Day in and day out, coaches, team leaders, and business writers everywhere struggle to come up with the one example that will ignite their people’s spirit of teamwork.
I think I found it.
Can you top this?
Dec 21 2012
Barcelona, Spain — File this in your collection of unusual Christmas traditions: the figurine of a pooping peasant appearing in Catalonia’s crèches.
Catalonia, in Spain’s northeastern corner, is a region with a strong cultural pride and ancient traditions. The Caganer (the pooper), which has been appearing in manger scenes since the 18th century, is one of them.
Oct 14 2012
Small changes can make a big difference in a child’s life, particularly for orphans with special needs who are receiving little or no medical care at Guatemala’s orphanages.
“A lot of the children are in wheelchairs and they are older and they’ve been in these positions for a long time so they’re just kind of stuck,”…
With so many people needing help in the U.S., why volunteer in another country?
It’s a question that Catherine Stengel, 44, is prepared to answer.
“There is no doubt that there are many people in need and rampant poverty in parts of the U.S.,” she explains. “But what you see overseas is how culture and governmental strife…
Next Saturday, about 30 Mike’s Angels volunteers will convene in the Atlanta airport for the foundation’s third-annual mission to Guatemala’s orphanages.
The group includes both first-timers and veterans, their ages ranging from 12 to 70. Among them are eight St. Pius’ high-school students and alumni, three lawyers, four therapists, one doctor, and few moms and their daughters,…
A ban on adoptions has left hundreds of thousands of children stranded in Guatemalan orphanages. While concerned organizations are working to get the ban lifted, the children wait. In the meantime, numerous groups of volunteers, many from the U.S., travel to Guatemala to help with donations, labor and love.
Guatemala, a country that used to rank at the top in terms of number of children being adopted by foreign parents, now finds itself with thousands of children being stranded in orphanages without the prospect of finding a home. The following story describes what lead to the current situation and the work of many foreign…
Anna Ermakova thought she’d have a better chance of meeting a suitable husband over the Internet than in her own hometown of Kursk, Russia, where the ratio of men to women is one to five—a lingering consequence of the devastating WWII casualties in that area.
“To recover from that huge loss, it’s going to take Russia…
Atlanta officially became part of the food-truck nation this weekend with the opening of Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market on April 26.
Two young entrepreneurs leased a lot in the high-traffic quadrant between Howell Mill Road and I-75 and turned it into an outdoor eatery where patrons can choose from a range of menus.