Monday, May 20, 2013

Springtime in Agua Dulce

I've been a bad bad blogger. For nearly 4 months no less! Atrocious! Life took an interesting turn at the end of my stay in Cambodia, I finally put an end to working for international non-profits. Why you ask? Well, when no one is paying attention or holding people/organizations/agencies accountable, strange things happen in the name of "good," many of which are not good at all. I had to take a moment and ask myself, "Am I apart of the disease or the cure?" and unfortunately I believe (based on the past 4 years of working with international NGOs) that for the vast majority of international non-profits, it is the first category that they fall under. I don't want to be too doom and gloom, I might dedicate a different post to explaining the corruption that exists within the international non-profit world and how to ensure/avoid it yourself, but for this post I'd like to focus on the good things that have happened over the past few months!!
Por ejemplo, check out two of my favorite people (and the wiener dog!) in all the world! (How can you resist these faces?!)

The past few months in the US have been spent doing all sorts of things I haven't done in awhile: hiking, fishing, hiking 13 miles (with 28 frigid river crossings!) to New Mexican hot springs, cuddling with puppy dogs (and Ty), shooting pellet guns and drinking red wine, riding horses and eating American foods I can't get overseas...hummus, hamburgers, and pesto filled awesomeness.....
Enjoy the photies!


The Mimbres Valley Farmers' Market said...

Hey Mandy good to see something on the blog.
I won't say hang in there. I had pretty much the same experience in trying to effect change back in 1985.
Glad you have this new perspective it took some years to piece it all together no doubt. Things happen for a reason, sometimes realizing the reason can be intellectually and morally deafening.
So what next? How does this change things for you over there? Which direction are you heading in? What now?
I follow this blog and you had another web site which I seem to have lost the url for. All good wishes to you, be safe, be happy and continue to experience. Best wishes Steve.

Mandolyn McConaha said...

Hi Steve,
Thanks for following this old blog, I've been pretty shabby at updating it the past 3 months, but that will change.
Change is a funny, fickle thing and, as I've come to see, so are people. I'm not sure how this perspective will or should influence my life, choices, or direction. I'm hoping that's something that will become clearer as I go. How did it effect your life back in the 80s and today? There's not really a road map for this and few people who I can pick their minds on this topic.

I'm in the process of updating my website soon, the URL is:
Thanks for the good wishes!

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