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Going to Syrian Refugee Camp in Greece. Back Soon.

Should all the stars and British Airways align I’ll be leaving next Monday for the Moria and Kara Tepe Syrian refugee camps on the island of Lesvos in Greece to volunteer and gather stories.

I like to live a scheduled, structured, fairly predictable life, but am fortunately friends with a bad ass human rights activist, Jamie Grumet, who likes to push me out of my comfort zone.

In 2013 she talked me into taking my family to Africa and now this.

So I’m going to be on a writing hiatus. I’ve written a total of close to 700 articles in 5 years on this blog and my relationship site, so I’m taking a month off to fill my well and give back.

I’ll be back writing by December 1st.

I hope in the interim you’ll continue to pop by to read and share some of my evergreen content and I look forward to sharing what I learned when I return from my hiatus.

Syrian Refugee Children

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  1. Ellen Dolgen
    Ellen Dolgen 8 November, 2015, 12:58

    How wonderful. I shall look forward to hearing about your experiences. Safe Travels!!!

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