Making a Difference
March 2, 2022
On a trip to Central America several years ago, the group I was with was encouraged to be careful giving money to panhandlers and beggars.
A little background. For as dysfunctional as American society is becoming, there are places we are still as a Shangri-la. I remember leaving the airport terminal and being greeted, almost accosted, by children trying to sell what looked like origami from nearby plants.
“Only a dollar,” still rings in my memory. One of our group shooed them away like stray dogs. That was my first visit. The culture shock was real. On a following trip, the tour organ...