In early November of this year, Typhoon Haiyan roared through the southern portions of the Philippines, killing nearly 7,000 people.  Despite the ongoing pleas for help and supplies, not the least of which entails food and clean drinking water, the story of Haiyan relief seems to have fallen out of the minds of many Americans. […]


In 2007, I traveled to the Philippines where I served as best man in a college friend’s wedding.  I’m one of the four in the picture to the left – I’ll let you guess which. I remember that what made me most nervous about the entire experience was not leaving North America for the first […]