World Water Day

Water is necessary to sustain life. All life (plants and animals) must have water to survive. It is something we take for granted. We can just turn on a faucet and out comes water. We can shower with hot water. We swim in cool pools during hot summer months. Not everyone has this same access.…

Cuban Refugees

Cuban Immigration Situation in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. 3-1-17 Their story started over 9 months ago. Cubans by the hundreds left their native land searching for what they considered the promise land — USA. The journey took them through 11 countries with plane, boat, train, and by foot the necessary ways of travel. It took everything…

Garbage

By Jim Gladson Garbage – Recycling – Organics Garbage Some call it “trash.” Other refer to it as “clutter.” Or, perhaps some just say “junk.” But, no matter what you call it, the official name is Garbage! At Woodland, we have almost 50 small garbage cans. They all eventually get bagged & placed in the…

Ash Wednesday

By Lance Mayes I spent yesterday learning about advocacy — how to give a voice to the voiceless and marginalized. I specifically learned about immigration, the child welfare system, and general advocacy. Today I get to talk with my representative and senator about what I’ve learned and what I think about bills that have been…