Category Archives: Volunteering

Life Changing, Changing Lives

These beautiful women and children were living in various conditions, often with lots of family members in one room, many times without a flushing toilet, predictably with chickens, and a cow out back, and usually their small villages were far from grocery stores or medical help. Continue reading

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Giving Back in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Observations from a resident living in SMA

Our local Rotary club recognize a SMA “Citizen of the Year” every year. These average people are doing extraordinary things and loving their meaningful lives. Continue reading

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Peace Corps After 50

Before Champa and I joined the Peace Corps at the age of 63, people asked us how we’d feel to be surrounded by volunteers younger than our two sons. Continue reading

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Magic Classroom Bringing Education to Rural Villages

In Guatemala 40% of children do not make it through 1st grade. Continue reading

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Retired But Got the Blues? How Can that Be?!

After returning from this incredible 3 month trip, something weird happened. I began to mope around and waste my days fretting about what was next in life. Had I made a huge mistake by retiring early? Continue reading

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Hey Billy & Akaisha – Are You Retired or Not?

In planning for your own retirement, you must be able to live from the income that your investments generate, and if something else comes up after your retirement years, then it is simply “extra cash.” Continue reading

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The World Is Your Oyster

  Hi Akaisha and Billy, Boy, I sure needed to see your e-mail and  the following statement as I’ve been retired (age 57) for a year now and am feeling quite lost not knowing what to do with my life.  … Continue reading

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Honor, Respect and a Purple Eggplant

All the hotels I could afford were locked tight and my only option was to beg and bribe a watchman to let me stay in the stairwell behind iron gates. Continue reading

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Thinking of Volunteering on Your Trip to Thailand? Start Here!

Using these tips to prepare to volunteer in Thailand will ensure that you make the most out of your time in Thailand while having an amazing, life-changing experience. Continue reading

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Retirement: A Time to Engage or Disengage from Life?

A retiree’s pursuits can be localized and modest or global and massive. It just depends on how you wish to spend your time. Continue reading

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