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What is this strange bird?

Do you think this bird is some sort of vulture?    If you live in Canada or the USA and have

Wonder: What Was It Like In SE Asia in 1100 AD? Angkor Wat Ancient Heritage Site

We walk in the Cambodian sun with hundreds of other tourists to wonder and listen and to try to imagine

Sugar Palm Trees of Cambodia

When you travel in southern Cambodia in January or February you see long, skinny bamboo poles tied up on the

Finding Water in a Dry Place: Witching/Divining

In eastern Sumba, Indonesia finding water for life can be an unimaginable challenge. A few weeks ago we met villagers whose daily struggle for water included a 3 mile walk and an incredible “rock climb.” To reach water in a sheer-cliff ravine they had to walk at least an hour and then descend about 100 feet down a nearly vertical cliff. At the bottom are 3 small pools of water: one for drinking, one for water for animals and one for washing clothes.

A Development Dynamo: Rahkmat—Changing the Hearts of People

A few weeks ago I met  Rahkmat on the island of Sumba in eastern Indonesia.   Sumba can be sad Sumba.  It was always a fragile island ecosystem, but now the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean currents have made the rains even more erratic than before.   Two years ago they had another of their recurring hunger years and we gave food relief. So, it was a joy to meet up with a man who exudes optimism and hope in this place.

Wonder at What Once Was: The Old Big Pine Trees of Michigan

A few weeks ago we had a time of vacation at Burt Lake in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.

Wonder: The Intelligence in Creation: Example, the Elephant

In Thailand I saw elephants who could paint. This morning I read an article in the BBC site ( that

Educating Girls In Northern Laos

Reading opens up the gates to learning, to the internet, to health, to self-esteem, and even to a degree of


Wonder, Worms, and Positive Hearth Deviance One of the great gifts I received for Christmas is the little book: The