At a recent book signing, I was asked if the mountain pictured on the back of my book was the one that is currently erupting. Yes, it is! Cotopoxi was one of the five snow-capped mountains that we could count from our house in Llano Grande on a clear day. On a recent trip back … More Cotopoxi

Upcoming events

September 12, 2015 7 PM A late summer night’s reading, Shalom Mennonite Church Indianapolis, Indiana September 18, 2015 6-8 PM Book release event, Global Gifts Nora Shopping Center, Indianapol;is, Indiana October 23 & 24, 2015 Manchester University Homecoming The book is also available for sale at One World Handicrafts  N Manchester, Indiana


Four years ago, I returned to Ecuador for the first time in 45 years. I went with a medical brigade of Timmy Global Health.I have now gone on three brigades with Purdue University students. It seems that South Quito is always cold and wet. However, the most recent trip was particularly cold and wet. But the students … More Rain