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By Gonzague Leroux December 30, 2011
On the eve of the jump into 2012, some look at the events and circumstances of the past year to evaluate them and make resolutions for the coming year. Two general trends emerge during this process. The first is disappointment, as if our memory and imagination were endowed with a greater ability to look back on the pain rather than the joy. The second, less common, is a kind of exaltation as if everything had been perfect, all pre-established plans had worked, everything was under control.
Erika Deniger-Hagman December 30, 2011
In March 2011, Erika flew from Wisconsin to Thailand for a 18 months mission with Heart’s Home. As she evokes the life and struggles of her old neighbor, she shares with us what “magnificent beauty” she discovered in the messiness of her slum . . .
G. Leroux and P. Anel December 23, 2011
G. Leroux and P. Anel went to Central Park, in Manhattan, NY, and asked passersby one simple question: "Why do you offer gifts during the Holiday Season ?" Colorful answers unwrap the big gifts that are hidden in our small presents . . . Happy Holidays !
By Marian West December 23, 2011
In this exclusive interview for landofcompassion.com, Catherine Walker, Broadway's second Mary Poppins, recalls what she describes as one of the most important moments of her career: the unlikely encounter between the flying woman and a terminally ill child. A fairy tale . . . come true !
By Paul Anel December 16, 2011
On this December 29, one of the greatest adventures of the last decade in New York City will come to an end. The "gem of Chelsea," as it was rightfully nicknamed, will no longer shine on the corner of 22nd Street and 11th Avenue. The Chelsea Art Museum is closing its doors.
By Erica Tighe December 16, 2011
Volunteer with Heart's Home in Salvador da Bahia – Brazil – Letter from September 2011
I remember walking in Chicago with my big puffy coat and seeing the people sleeping on benches in the cold snow. I would walk past and think to myself that I couldn't give my jacket because it was freezing and I needed it. I was accustomed to give to Goodwill my old clothing, clothes I didn't use anymore. But never things I was still wearing. In fact I never even gave things that "maybe one day I will need to use even though it's been hanging in my closet for a year with the tags still attached."