Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, South Africa
By JoAnna Haugen on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
For the past nine years, Daniel Suelo has intentionally lived his life without using money. He has spiritual reasons for avoiding any form of currency, but he also does it as a statement against a system he believes is corrupt. Suelo lives in a cave, which holds the few things he owns. He finds everything else he needs, including food and clothing, in trash receptacles in Moab, Utah.
RubberBanditz inventor Ari Zandman-Zeman has created a mobile gym, a portable elastic strength training gym that allows for full-body exercise use, which makes it possible to exercise anytime and anywhere. The company will be donating all returned materials to a local non-profit organization, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward building exercise band gyms in underprivileged communities.
Lawrence F. Lihosit (75-77) recently published Whispering Campaign: Stories from Mesoamerica, a book of six short stories. After serving in the Peace Corps, Lihosit worked and studied in Mexico for several years and also traveled extensively through Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.
Emily Arsenault (04-06) has just published her first novel, The Broken Teaglass, which she began writing during her Peace Corps service. The book is a combined mystery and coming-of-age story that takes place at an American dictionary company. Arsenault has worked as a high school teacher and children’s librarian.