Things you don’t say if you believe #BlackLivesMatter

“Well, he shouldn’t have been pointing his fake gun at people in the park.” “We (white people) don’t get all mad just because some white person was shot.” “Those people (protestors) are just trying to cause trouble.” “I don’t care if you’re black, white, blue or…

Better than the Grammys

Most people have cooler Friday nights than I do. I like to stay up late and Google things. Tonight I learned that all the hurricanes have already been named through 2017, which seems a little presumptuous. This is kind of a big deal to me…

Our part in the Kony 2012 narrative

With the heaps of digital hoopla the Kony 2012 video campaign has received in the last couple of weeks, you might think I’ve been passionately tweeting myself into the conversation, engaging in small, but very serious, talk at the office about the video, spending a…

Admitting failure — Oh, good, you are human.

Getting in the aid blog action this week…. this post is part of J.’s Aid Blog Forum. Topic: Admitting aid failure. I’ve been doing a fair amount of soul searching lately. (Not soul-mate searching, I already found one of those). Soul searching… like trying to…

Things I’ve learned from !ideation

I’m dreading writing this post. It’s going to take a long time, more time than I have. And I’d rather sleep on the plane than write this. But I’m reminding myself that collecting my notes and thoughts is the best way for me to reflect…

Notes from !deation

By my second sentence of writing Things I’ve learned from !ideation, I knew that I was going to have to separate out this post from that post. Or the first post would have way too long. So if you’re wanting notes, here’s my notes. If…

“Cool” ways to help earthquake-weary countries

With last month’s 7.0- magnitude earthquake in Haiti, last week’s small quake in Japan and Saturday’s 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, it’s got me thinking… what’s happening in the world? If you’re at all a little bit like me, there is an immediate feeling of despair…