Click on the graphic to the right to view a pdf of the March issue of Shorts.
In This Issue
Teach Me How To Fish (A short story of our relationship with Nicaragua) - “Daddy,” the little boy said, “it’s Saturday. Will you teach me how to fish? “Son, why do you suddenly want to learn how to fish?” the father asked, as he looked at the email inbox...
Nicaragua: Mission Impossible, Mission Accomplished - Our goal: Initiate the first-ever activities program for abandoned elders in Nicaragua.
Baby Doll: Miracle from Eden - She had the darkest, saddest eyes I’d ever seen. Her name is Maria and she lives at the home for elders in Juigalpa, Nicaragua. I first met Maria on my trip to Juigalpa in January 2011.
The Hokey Pokey - It’s day one of our grand adventure in Nicaragua and we’re on the way to our first training site in Jinotepe. Our team, or “my girls” as I call them, had only landed a few hours earlier in Managua.
Arbitration Clauses in Long Term Care Admission Agreements — U.S. Supreme Court Finds Them Permissible - On February 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided an issue involving arbitration agreements in nursing facilities which has been swirling around the nation for years.
Employee Terminated Before Becoming Eligible for FMLA Leave May Have a Cause of Action under the FMLA - Does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protect a request for FMLA leave by an employee who is not yet eligible? This question was recently considered and answered in the affirmative by the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which has jurisdiction over federal cases originating in Alabama...
Ken’s Quote of the Month - The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do. - Anonymous
p.s. We've created a Nicaragua Poster that includes many pictures of my latest trip to Nicaragua. Click on the graphic here to view the full poster.