Syrian Response Pt 1

Syrian Response – Part 1

The Syrian Response really started in late 2012, but many INGO’s were still trying to figure out how to respond. World Vision had begun early in 2013 with my deployment coming in late April. I had now been on the ground only a day to cover the one week R&R of Vince when I was extended. The Response Manager felt that security was a priority task, which was probably correct. So, instead of a week, my stay would be a month…for now. Continue reading → Syrian Response Pt 1

War in Syria – 2013

War in Syria – 2013

Following the meetings in Los Angeles and Bangkok, there really was nothing much on my plate. I had completed the global circumnavigation with ease, most of my flights being upgraded. The war in Syria was in its second year by now with Vince and company managing the WV response. At the moment, my calendar was empty, but it would fill up quickly.

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City of Angels

City of Angels

While waiting for my flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, I enjoyed watching the bigger airplanes take off and land in Hong Kong’s International airport. The A380 is an exceptional beast that seems to lumber down the runway in slow motion. Unfortunately I would not be on one of these monsters to the city of angels. My flight was American Airlines #6122 direct on a Boeing 777-300. Still, I enjoy the 777 very much and have become used to this aircraft over the years. Continue reading → City of Angels

Bangkok & Condoms

Bangkok & Condoms

After Tennessee, I had three weeks at home before my next trip. We had been working up the next HOp’s meeting in Thailand, this time in Bangkok. As you read more of this story, you will see how Bangkok & Condoms becomes an interesting subject. Not what you would expect, especially from an Evangelical Christian organization. Regardless the trip itself was fun, as you will see. Continue reading → Bangkok & Condoms

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Choo Choo

A week following my trip to Honduras, I departed for the Disaster Preparedness Symposium in Tennessee. This event took place in early March and I was excited to see the Chattanooga Choo Choo. I had also pre-ordered several new parts for my new Fat Boy that I was looking forward to picking up. Continue reading → Chattanooga Choo Choo

Villa Franca ADP

Honduras – Villa Franca ADP

When I returned home from Cyprus, I had been invited by Sean to a Disaster Preparedness Symposium in Tennessee. This event would take place in early March, so I had a good month before seeing the Chattanooga Choo Choo. This gave me time to pre-order some items for my new Fat Boy as well, since Costa Rica is expensive to order parts. But before Tennessee, I would find myself visiting the Villa Franca ADP in Honduras. Continue reading → Villa Franca ADP

Cyprus & Harley’s

Cyprus & Harley’s

Having a five day break between returning from Colombia with Paula, work called. January was a month for going back to Cyprus and some adventures with Harley’s. On January 12, I began the same journey as a year earlier, to Cyprus. This time to complete the course that was started and get certified in peer support. Continue reading → Cyprus & Harley’s

2012 Completion

2012 Completion

Mombasa was not my final trip of 2012. Now in late November, I would have time to enjoy the Costa Rica summer before the 2012 completion. Paula and I had moved in together prior to the Mombasa trip. I moved out of my small apartment in Santa Ana and we found a nice apartment with a view of San Jose. Continue reading → 2012 Completion

Mombasa Memoirs

Mombasa Memoirs

Prior to creating my Mombasa memoirs at the end of October, 2010, I was involved in a regional security meeting in Panama. Sean had invited some of his team to Panama City, Panama for a week. The objective was to design new strategies in his region. I was in Panama from October 9-19 with Sean, Gerardo Calix and Alex, who was the Haiti security manager. Continue reading → Mombasa Memoirs

Two Panama City’s

The Two Panama City’s

Following my trip to Oxford, I had another short turnaround in San Jose. It was now mid-August of 2012 and I had trips lined up to the two Panama City’s. Yes, it can get confusing, and I have many times been trying to get to one of them only to find my booking to the wrong one. Anyone flying to Panama City needs to check their tickets carefully. Continue reading → Two Panama City’s