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Playing with a miracle…

05 Jun 2015, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Refocus

With a mischievous grin Gracie challenges me to this jumping game. After a few minutes of hopping she’s laughing in glee while I’m struggling for breath. You’d never know little Gracie had a brain tumor… as we play outside her tin home in rural Kenya I grin back at…

Keeping Promises

22 May 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Once a South Sudanese refugee made me promise, “Please, don’t forget me.” My work at Silent Images is how I keep my promise. At times I think we all wonder whether anyone is really paying attention to our lives. We all have a natural, deep desire…

Beautiful Mess

15 May 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Sometimes I feel like the world just one big mess! But it’s crazy amazing to see some beauty come from that mess. For example: I’m exploring some alleyways in Cambodia. I spot some cute kids and get my camera ready. Always love me some cute…

Loosing a Bet

08 May 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

This is a story of how a lady in Guatemala got me to loose a bet and buy all my friends dinner. Tita grew up in Guatemala City and was drawn to the people in La Limonada. La Limonada is Central America’s largest slum (and…

Handicap Accessible

01 May 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

“Is this building handicap accessible?”  This seems to be a fair question, but there are more important experiences than accessing a building. I have been able to access many buildings; yet, struggled to access my heart once inside.  I often find myself physically present yet…

When I googled Israel…

17 Apr 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I googled “Israel” and the headline story was about the Kardashians and Kanye West touring the country… Don’t doubt this is the most important thing happening in Israel. To be honest, I’m not sure how to process any news I hear about Israel. When I…

“See ya at the gun shop.”

13 Mar 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

“I will see ya at the gun shop.”   These were the last words Lamard said to me as we parted ways on the 8th floor of the hospital. Lamard, a tall, black male with dreadlocks down his back and a grey hoodie pulled over his head,…

Quest or Adventure?

10 Feb 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Recently, I have been reflecting on the difference between a quest and an adventure. When I was a young boy, I would go on adventures to the woods near my home, but I always returned. The adventure was short, calculated, and I never fully invested because I…