Tag Archives: Reflection
Last fall, I was in the Balkans, Serbia primarily, volunteering with the people migrating to Europe in search of refuge and asylum from war zones. This was an intense and fulfilling experience that inspired considerable reflection in me. These … Continue reading
Three stories from yesterday in Presevo…
Since I have not yet received permission to work inside the encampment at the processing center, I have spent the last couple of days cleaning the volunteer houses in preparation for the return of volunteers … Continue reading
And then I took a deep breath…
Last night around midnight I arrived in Skopje on my way back to the work in Serbia. This morning I awoke late and took my time in eating breakfast and checking out the day’s … Continue reading
What a gift it is to sit beside a beautiful flowing river and to gaze at the wooded mountainside beyond. It is so peaceful here in Macedonia where I am taking a few days of rest and recovery. Yet, my … Continue reading
(written October 13, 2015)
Today I am feeling empathy for the “Little Boy Who Cried Wolf”. After posting about the terrible conditions in Presevo experienced by the people seeking refuge, I woke up this morning to discover that the flow of … Continue reading
Very tense situation in Presevo tonight. It has been raining much of the day. Cold rain in the morning caused hypothermic conditions, especially among the young children including one 10 day old infant.
An unexpected benefit from the miserable weather was … Continue reading
(written October 9, 2015)
Just a quick update tonight as I am exhausted from working two 6 hour shifts in the past day.
I am grateful beyond words for the response that you, my friends and family, made to my birth day … Continue reading
(written on October 8, 2015)
Thank you friends for all the birthday greetings today. This will definitely be one to remember. I have had happier ones but I doubt that I’ve ever had a more meaningful or fulfilling one.
My day began … Continue reading
(written October 7, 2015)
It has been a very strange experience today watching the town of Presevo Serbia return to normalcy. Yesterday morning we were inundated with the press of people seeking refugee. Before they can find that refuge in Europe, … Continue reading