Dear Malawi (#450-458)

When I’m not busy sleeping or indulging in in-flight entertainment as I fly over a particularly large piece of ocean, I can be bothered staring or reflecting. Sometimes there is no difference between the two. I have voted this flight from Johannesburg to Sydney the…

blog lately – v3, i3

Really, really finding heaps of good posts and articles across the web lately. The chase for honesty, vulnerability and transparency (even across these various, dissimilar categories) is hopeful and I’ve been deeply encouraged and challenged by a number of the posts captured below. If you…

In between and among the aid world

I work in social media… so it’s nearly impossible for me to escape emails and Facebook updates about TOMS One Day Without Shoes (last week on 10 April) and Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 Cover the Night (this week on 20 April). But there is something…

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…