About Clarke

Website: http://www.campbellevans.us
Clarke has written 49 articles so far, you can find them below.

Abby’s Family Baking Project

Abby is working at Champions for Children which is focused on equipping parents from impoverished communities to learn skills and practices that enhance their children’s adaptability when they reach elementary school. This is based on some of the ground-breaking work on the critical foundations needed to learn  The Conn Memorial Foundation provides grants to C4C and has also sponsored research into the important climate needed for children to learn.  In the pandemic, Abby and her colleagues have been creating videos in English and Spanish to show to families encouraging them to do something similar with their children.  She enlisted Sally and Clarke to join her in baking a family favorite, Ranger Cookies.  Here is the video of what she sent to the families:

Repairing Racial Inequities in our Voting

The Florida Conference, United Methodist Church’s Public Policy & Witness Subcommittee of the Anti-Racism Task Force over the last two weeks has been ramping up the Faithful Voter Strategy.  We are working with Faith in Public Life targeting black and brown pastors of United Methodist Churches and asking them to lead their congregations to join […]
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A fresh expression in Copacabana

During the nine years Sally and I were in Tallahassee, we got to know Katie Yaun, a young adult who attended the church we were privileged to serve, Saint Paul’s.  Katie was a dynamic young woman who approached us about making a difference with her life. “What about mission service?” she asked us. Sally talked […]
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Border Wars

This is a more in depth look into the changes in visa requirements so if you are just coming for the pictures and updates, you may want to skip the intrigue that led to my investigation provoked by what happened to us at the border. When coming from Peru to Bolivia, we crossed the border […]
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A trek through Incan history

We awoke early this morning to get in line for the buses to the entrance of Machu Picchu, an unfinished Incan royal estate built high atop an Andean peak.  On this July day, thousands of people had made their way to Aguas Calientes, a staging area for pilgrims headed to the ruins.  Many awoke, as […]
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Arriving in Cusco

We had a leisurely morning in the heart of Miraflores before catching a ride to the airport for our flight to Cusco.  We settled in to the Airbnb and our host Eva oriented us to the city.  The elevation is quite high, 11,000 feet, and so she prepared us the local natural remedy, Mate de […]
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Off to Peru

When I was the Area Secretary for the Southern Cone, the Andes and Cuba for Global Ministries, I visited Peru several times but it was during a time when travel outside Lima was riskier for North Americans, so I pretty much spent time in the capital when I was there. So Abby and I are […]
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Hijacking elections by dubious means

A Florida mud salamander from outside Tallahassee For the last couple of years, I have used this blog to play around with random onscreen references to places I have lived, Tallahassee and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. I did it just for fun and as a way to have a resource when I […]
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