Our family stood in solidarity with a group of Latinos on a downtown square in Hollister, California, yesterday. They were there to protest current, hot-button proposed new immigration policies that, among other things, would: make it a felony to be … Continue reading


For Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, my family and I road in a Koinonia Farm float in a parade through downtown Americus, Georgia, in the heart of the “Deep South.” As mentioned in an earlier journal entry, Koinonia Farm … Continue reading


I took the kids to a “Candidates Night” in our neighborhood. There is a mayoral race this year, and the current Cleveland mayor, Jane Campbell, spoke about Hispanic issues (the neighborhood had a big Hispanic population). She said since her … Continue reading


Talked with Paul Weaver, a visiting professor at Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio. He is from Worthington, Minnesota and recently coordinated the establishment of a bi-lingual, elementary school there. The school is a mix of Hispanics and Whites, with a … Continue reading