The highlight was giving the cow to Robert – Oregonian story on Holland family trip to Africa

 (Originally published in The Oregonian newspaper Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, page B 2 of Metro section) When Dan Holland, M.D., was finishing his first day of work last summer as a visiting ophthalmologist  at Tenwek Hospital in western Kenya, the eye clinic was still...

Advent Conspiracy – Rethinking the way we celebrate Christmas

                 I love how Advent Conspiracy,     which started only 3 years ago is already revolutionizing the way people view the Christmas season. [It feels so good to say Christmas season when all I hear around town and in advertisements and on television and on...

Some have to start earlier than others…kids learning to advocate for themselves

Today I met with adminstrators from Riek’s new school and old school. Riek is 12 years old and he has worked so hard to get into this new school. That is all he has talked about lately. Last weekend when we were taking him back to his North Portland home after...

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