Graham Collins

Graham has been a part of a handful of short term projects, including service trips to Kenya to work on health care and sustainability, a trip to Jamaica for construction and agriculture projects, and time in Costa Rica to help promote sustainability. He is looking forward to spending a long period of time in one place during his Global Citizen Year. Individuality and the pursuit of truth are two things of value to him. He is interested in sustainability, and feels strongly about the negative aspects of a consumer mindset.


With 2 more weeks in Mindo

I don’t believe that I have blogged anything in the last four months. I suppose I should apologize. I owe ya’ll more. I have been avoiding internet and pretty much all life outside of Mindo. It would have been easy for me to give you some simple updates, so please forgive me. Frankly, I haven’t…

23 April, 2013

Last day of Quito, Reflections

[This was written months ago during my last day in Quito. Here are my thoughts of then, and I will try to do a new blog around the 1st of December with my current thoughts and activities. Even the inserts in this post from after writing are from months ago. I will literally copy and…

29 November, 2012

An Assortment of Thoughts from September

Thoughts: I could have sworn I heard the “nyan cat” when I was walking down the street today. I was in the middle of Mindo when Ecuador scored a goal against Chile, and the whole town up and down the street just started yelling. It was pretty awesome. The recurring mistake I make in Spanish…

29 November, 2012

Day in the Life

Day in the Life Link Well hello there, readers. We have had some problems with the blog site, but they are now fixed. One of my assignments has been to do a “day in the life” project. I have ten pictures with background music, then a few slides of thoughts at the end. If you…

22 November, 2012

Having finally left the US of A

We just flew over Panama on our way to Quito from San Francisco (via Miami). Many of the talks and discussions that occurred during fall training involved meditation, self-reflection, and mindfulness. I suppose I should write some reflective words down. I consider myself to be a very thoughtful person, normally overthinking even the most basic…

13 September, 2012

Slowing The Pace

My parents gave me the name Graham Collins. My first 18 years have been spent in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have grown up in the suburbs. Based on my position in the world, I am expected to behave and be respectful; work hard and make good grades; get into college and find a lucrative job;…

10 July, 2012

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