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…

In which I reality-check you hard (in my head)

After thinking this post over in my head before writing it, it’s clear to me I need to stop getting on the line while still in bed lest I be exposed to so much great news so early in my day. I haven’t even brushed my…

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…

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…

$10 — It shouldn’t be this difficult

Today, I’m joining friends at the World Vision Blog, linking up to raise awareness and tolerate #faminenomore in the Horn of Africa. What ONE THING could you give up, and text-in your $10 donation instead? I think the obvious answer here is my daily dose…

Adding my (sigh)

Last night, after writing this, I saw this. Talk about a feeling of absolute divinely-inspired high — and then loss-of breath, loss of words, just utter disappointment with humanity. Adding my (sigh).