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April 14th, 2012 - 1:15 pm § in Uncategorized

Bigger than Kony: Livetweeting an Open Discussion

My storify-ed livetweets from panel discussion on foreign policy & humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda & the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. With Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of Black Star News, a[...]

January 25th, 2012 - 6:50 pm § in Uncategorized

A Common Expat Encounter

Sharing a selection from the December 2011 issue of The Sun Magazine that may be familiar to folks who have lived and traveled abroad, "First Empty Your Cup” by Andrew Boyd.[...]

January 15th, 2012 - 7:45 am § in Uncategorized

Are you’s first intern? is looking for an intern to help strengthen its social media presence and to support the founder in charting the site’s evolution and growth. Who do you know?[...]

September 27th, 2011 - 6:16 am § in Uncategorized

PBS Documentary on Aid Shines a Light (and wins an Emmy!)

Good Fortune is an Emmy-winning PBS documentary that is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.[...]

September 7th, 2011 - 1:28 pm § in Uncategorized

Are you reading this?

Then you should take this survey. In other words, it’s for people who read aid blogs. We, the aid bloggers, want to know more about you![...]

August 17th, 2011 - 2:11 pm § in Uncategorized

Because some days you just need some Marley…

...if you happen to feel as if you've "been trodding on the winepress much too long."[...]

August 15th, 2011 - 9:47 am § in Uncategorized

The Arts of Survival

Featuring the Museum of International Folk Art’s exhibit, “The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster”—a great reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.[...]

August 5th, 2011 - 6:40 am § in Uncategorized

Behind the Barricades, There Is Happiness

Richard Moore, founder of Children in Crossfire in Derry, Ireland, discusses the figurative blind spots for many people as they become involved in aid work. Richard, who was literally blinded by a British soldier at the age of 10, also discusses the value of community and the power of vulnerability.[...]

July 26th, 2011 - 6:34 am § in Poetry Pause, Uncategorized

Delights of the Green Isle

Highlights from my conversations with the great people I was able to connect with in Ireland – Alessandra Pigni, Richard Moore, Hans Zomer and Clare Mulvany – and thoughts on the opening of the Derry Peace Bridge.[...]