Archive for the ‘Vocations’ Category


Talk to the hands

Talk to the hands

As a massage therapist, I learn a lot about my clients’ pain. First, I had to help my dad through his.

Guyana, California, Havana

Guyana, California, Havana

Before meeting world leaders including Pope John Paul II as diplomat for my country, I had a memorable journey in late-’60s Thousand Oaks.

From El Salvador, again

From El Salvador, again

My love of basketball and a wish for my children helped me to learn about both of my countries.

Ride of my life

Ride of my life

I grew up where surfing took off in California, but didn’t imagine a life within the industry until I went away to college.

A heart for Haiti

A heart for Haiti

My first trip to Haiti was a pretty clear sign of God working in my life. I knew I couldn’t go home and just forget what I’d seen.

Anything helps, thanks

Anything helps, thanks

I saw homeless people every day, because to me they weren’t invisible. I got hooked on audio podcasts because I liked to listen. And then I had an idea.

In honor of the people

In honor of the people

Museums cannot decide by themselves how to tell indigenous communities’ stories.

Recipe for disaster

Recipe for disaster

The first surgeon to treat and diagnose Gabrielle Giffords after the Tucson shooting received her training over a lifetime.