Pink and Green Adventures in Fontaine, Haiti

The horizon stretched between green and pink, sealing Haitian nature and the world’s setting sun together. Wind carried children’s laughter with sounds from the river lazily turning below us. “Bèl anpil,” I would try to describe in broken Creole, gesturing to the mountains wrapping around us. Very beautiful. Little Woodneiby’s on my shoulders, and all … More Pink and Green Adventures in Fontaine, Haiti

Minion Mysteries: Spring Into Science 2016

This April, the Siena-AMC program held its annual Spring into Science event for elementary school and middle school-aged children from across the Albany area. The event is a chance for all class years of the program to get involved by designing a mystery for local elementary school and middle school-aged children to solve using basic … More Minion Mysteries: Spring Into Science 2016

“…And then he said four words that I’ll never forget”

I suppose there are a lot of places one could be on a Friday night. On that particular evening, however, I was happy to find myself elbow deep in a bowl of ranch dressing. It was my first time at Albany’s Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. Two upperclassmen in the program had recently started an … More “…And then he said four words that I’ll never forget”