Robin Cook

October 7, 2015
Homeless near garbage container with food box

A New Twist on “Take-Out” Means Fresh Food for Spain’s Homeless and Poor

We have all seen the images, in person or in the media, of homeless, unemployed and poor citizens cruising the dumpsters looking for something to eat. Spain is no exception when it comes to this sort of daily tragedy, but one socially conscious entrepreneur came up with a brilliant idea—a […]
August 30, 2015

Little French Books—Helping Impoverished Haitian Students Succeed

Haiti is a poor country. Basic services are in short supply. Families do not have food to eat. The thought of a well-stocked school or public library or books in the home is a dream. But, for students at St. Gabriel’s the dream has come true. Crossing the language barrier […]
August 2, 2015

How an Innocent Photo Goes Viral and a Boy Gets His Education

We are all familiar with the photo or story that goes viral—meaning one person posts a photo or tweets a story, it is picked up on social media, and within hours it can sail around the world, garnishing millions of hits through shares and reposts. In this case a woman […]
July 19, 2015
chocolate

Turning Chocolate and Sugar Waste Product into Renewable Energy

I confess, I am a lover of chocolate. I prefer dark, bittersweet—the higher the cocoa content and bitterness the better. For me a dream trip is a tour of a chocolate-making factory where any rejected, “not fit for the store” chocolate can easily find a home in my mouth! Transforming […]