October 26, 2019

This has not been an easy year.

An illness last fall put me behind in fundraising for This Child Here, and I am still trying to catch up.
 

A renter in our home in Atlanta quit paying. That has been a drain on finances.
 

I am close to finishing my book, but as those of y...

When time flies so fast that you try to remember at least some little things. When I’m ready to give up everything that was and will be only for what is now. When you forget about the phone for the whole day, although you usually can’t live without it for five minutes....

August 25, 2019

They learn by doing. 

They talk 

they listen 

they work in groups 

they laugh 

they think 

they agree 

and disagree  

 they lay aside emotion, fear, and prejudice.

 They look at you for who you are.

They pick up the tools needed 

to help themselves and ot...

July 18, 2019

For a week in July, these teens and staff members gathered for a camp directed and sponsored by This Child Here. I believe only their words and their pictures can describe what happened at the summer camp for students who have graduated from the School for Creative Pea...

July 6, 2019

These images come from the Peace Camp near Odessa, Ukraine, designed, directed and funded by This Child Here. Participating families are Internally Displaced Persons who live not far from the war in eastern Ukraine. 

​We started four years ago with the idea of helping k...

June 29, 2019

At the time of writing this I am at our Peace Camp called White Sail, designed and funded by This Child Here for families who have been displaced or in a significant way affected by the war.

Meet Yuri, Olya and their nine year old son,Vladik. Yuri was educated and train...

March 21, 2019

In mid March, fifteen teens and five adults (counting me) gathered Kiev, Ukraine for a worthy purpose: to learn the art of creating peace with groups of people. Each year we identify student leaders from high schools across Ukraine, and bring them to Kiev for The Schoo...

February 27, 2019

On bad roads, it is a 2/12 hour drive from Zaparosia (the nearest big city) to the border of the war between Ukraine and Russia. The road we took us to a village neighborhood. We got out and walked past empty and bullet ridden houses. Here and there one had collapsed f...

January 30, 2019

Old Address:                                 New Address:

This Child Here                             This Child Here...

November 26, 2018

The country of Ukraine has about 106,000 kids living in 751 orphanages for youth and children. These three women of This Child Here are responsible for training social workers, mentors and all Ukrainian families in the Odessa region (population 2.4 million) who wish to...

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