A Personal Perspective

This blog aims to provide insights and information about current about human rights, gender inequality and visual art. I also blog while on vacation, work and volunteer trips abroad.  Some posts are autobiographical or make a point using my own observations from travel and everyday life.

Listed below is a sample of stories and opinions written from a more personal perspective.






below is a list of countries visited for work, volunteering and tourism and organizations with which I've volunteered. The list is color coded, 40+ years to date.

International Volunteer
International Tourist
Eastern Airlines
WCSU students on trip
Anthropology research and/or conferences
ACMS: American Center for Mongolian Studies

Eastern Airlines International Travel: Aruba, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, and Panama.

Volunteer Organizations:
AIA: Americans for International Aid
Corawill, Inc.
ETC: Empower the Children, India
Dooley Foundation/AirIntermed
Fundamed
HHC: Hearts and Hands for Cambodia
HHE: Himalayan Health Exchange
HTCNE: Healing the Children, NE, Inc.
HTA: Humanitarian Travel Abroad, LLC
IMH: International Mission of Hope (India)
IRC: International Rescue Committee
LAGLOW: Leadership Academy GLOW, Bulgaria
Nomadicare, Mongolia
Tabitha: Tabitha Foundation, Bulgaria
WCSU HTC: WCSU Humanitarian Travel Club
“Xio’s Amigos:” Ecuador 


Year/Month/Destination:
1976
May, Bahamas
July, British Virgin Islands (Virgin Gorda)
August/September, France, Netherlands, England, Italy, Germany

1977
September/October, England, France, Monaco, Italy
October, South Korea, AIA
November, South Korea, AIA
December, South Korea, AIA

1978
January, South Korea, Japan, AIA
February, Bermuda
February, Jordan, West Bank of Israel
March, South Korea, Japan, AIA
April, England
June, Jordan
June, India, AIA, IMH
October, South Korea, AIA
November, South Korea, AIA
November, Jordan
December, Canada
December, Nicaragua, AIA

1979
January, Korea, AIA
February, India, AIA, IMH
February, Korea, AIA
March, India/Nepal, AIA, IMH
March, South Korea, AIA
March, India, AIA, IMH
April, Thailand, AIA
May, South Korea, AIA
June, India, AIA, IMH
July, Honduras, Colombia (San Andres Island), AIA
August, Afghanistan (Kabul), Germany, self/referred by IRC volunteer
September, Greece, Switzerland
September, India, AIA, IMH
November, India, AIA, IMH

1980
March, Belgium, France
May, Belize
June, India, AIA, IMH
September, South Korea, AIA
October, India, AIA

1981
March, India, AIA
July, Korea, AIA
July, India, AIA, IMH
July, Guatemala, AIA, IMH
October, November, December, Nepal, Dooley Foundation/AirIntermed

1982
January, India, Nepal, AIA, IMH
February, India, Nepal, AIA, IMH
March, India/Nepal, AIA, IMH
August, India, AIA, IMH
November, India, AIA, IMH

1983
January, India, Nepal, AIA, IMH
February, South Korea, AIA, IMH
March, India, Nepal, AIA
April, Argentina, Brazil
May/June, India, AIA, IMH
August, Honduras
October, India, AIA, IMH
October, Peru

1984
January, Spain, Morocco
March, Ecuador
April, Denmark, Kenya
May, India, AIA, IMH
August, US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas)
October, Papua New Guinea, Australia

1985
January, Colombia, AIA
April, India, AIA, IMH
May, Italy
June, India, AIA, IMH
September/October, England, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
November, England

1986
April, Argentina, Chile
June, India, AIA, IMH
August, Guatemala, AIA
September, Bolivia, AIA
November/December, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macau

1987
January, Colombia, AIA
May, Peru
July/August, Iceland, Luxembourg, France

1988
March, Egypt
December, England

1989
June, France

1990
August, Guatemala, HTCNE
July, Italy

1991
September, England

1992

1993
July, England, Wales
August, Guatemala, HTCNE

1994
March, Guatemala, HTCNE
August, El Salvador, HTCNE

1995
March, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea
August, Colombia, HTCNE

1996
January, England
February, Guatemala, HTCNE
July, Italy
August, Colombia, HTCNE
October, Colombia, HTCNE

1997

1998
April, Vietnam, Thailand

1999
April, France

2000
December, Ireland

2001
April, Bangladesh, HTCNE
May, Russia, HTCNE

2002
May, Australia

2003
August, Vietnam, HTCNE

2004
January, Vietnam, Cambodia, HTCNE

2005
January, India, Bangladesh, HTCNE
August, Honduras, HTCNE

2006
January, Bangladesh, HTCNE, WCSU HTC

2007
January, Cambodia, HHC, WCSU HTC
March, Brazil, Fundamed, WCSU HTC
May, Bangladesh, HTCNE
October, Ecuador, HTCNE

2008
March, Ghana, WCSU HTC
August, Ghana, HTCNE
August, Nigeria, HTCNE
October, Ghana, HTCNE
November, France

2009
January, India, ETC and HTA
March, Cape Verde, WCSU HTC
May, Nicaragua, HTCNE
September, England, Italy

2010
January, India, ETC and HTA
January, Cambodia, HHC
July, Ecuador, “Xio’s Amigos,” WCSU

2011
January, India, ETC and HTA; WCSU

2012
January, Laos, Vietnam, HTA
January, India, ETC and HTA, WCSU
June/July, Bulgaria, site visit for Tabitha and LAGLOW, HTA
August, Bulgaria, LAGLOW, HTA, WCSU

2013
June, India, HHE
July, Sweden, Turkey
July, Bulgaria, Tabitha and HTA, WCSU
August, Bulgaria, LAGLOW and HTA, WCSU
December, Czech Republic

2014
January, India, ETC
January, UAE, Switzerland
March, Scotland
July, Romania
July, Bulgaria, Corawill and Tabitha, WCSU
August, Bulgaria, Corawill and LAGLOW WCSU

2015
January, Bhutan, India
March, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia
July, Hungary
July, Bulgaria, Corawill ,Tabitha, WCSU
August, Bulgaria, Corawill and LAGLOW

2016
January, Ethiopia
March, Switzerland, Austria
May/June/July, Mongolia, ACMS, Nomadicare
July, Bulgaria, LAGLOW 
August, Bulgaria, Tabitha, WCSU
August, Poland

2017
March, Oman
June, Norway, Indigenous Voices in Social Work, Alta
July, Republic of Georgia
August, Bulgaria, Tabitha, WCSU
September, Canada

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