Thursday, June 18, 2009
I love to travel. And I love to make stuff. Opportunities for both don't arise very often in downtown Jersey City. So, every couple of years, I go on a build with Habitat for Humanity. It's a perfect trade-off: I get to experience new, far-flung places from an unusual angle while using my hands for good; they get a house. So far, I've laid bricks in Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia, and I'm about to pour some concrete on the lovely South African country of Botswana. They've got temperate climes, friendly people, and spiders the size of my head. And they're only 20 short hours away. Dumella rah, everybody!