Who is on the front line of the refugee crisis?

Men, women and children serge toward the fence under the watchful eye of border police.  Babies nap in weary strollers caked with mud.  Lines of people move in a slow shuffle, all that remains of their worldly possessions slung over their shoulder in backpacks that used to carry their university study books.  Young professionals, now… Read More Who is on the front line of the refugee crisis?

Happening Upon Solidarity – Stuttgart, Germany

One Saturday last month we walked down Koenigstrasse – King Street – in Stuttgart, Germany.  Koenigstrasse is Stuttgart’s Michigan Avenue or Champs-Élysées of shopping and people watching.  We were reliving memories of years gone by, years when we had only one baby.  Now we have three children and they each needed a fresh German pretzel… Read More Happening Upon Solidarity – Stuttgart, Germany

Living Carnival Triumph conditions every day

“Passengers sleeping in areas resembling campgrounds, getting by with lunch meats and fruit for food and using red plastic bags and ice buckets as toilets.“ “No power, no toilets, nothing. . . limited food and filthy conditions.“ “. . .  No air conditioning, no diapers for babies, the toilets won’t flush and four-hour lines for food.“… Read More Living Carnival Triumph conditions every day