Recipe for breaking the cycle of poverty, as I saw it

I don’t much follow recipes. It’s how come my brownies always turn out extra chocolatey, my 12-muffin batch into 17 , and my spaghetti sauce hints at cinnamon. I save a lot of recipes though. I recently took 14 photos of recipes from a single…

Nine months too long

(If you’ve already been to Carol’s blog, apologies… this is the pre-story.) Ten months ago I had a bit a panic attack. I was in hurricane mode planning and coordinating our Bolivia bloggers trip that was less than four weeks away. On Sunday evening, I…

$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…

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…

Hey you, get off my browser window!!!

Working all day, every day, online and in the social space,  it is no out-of-the-ordinary task for me to skim 20-40 articles a day. And thanks to my techy set of colleagues, Facebook friends and tweeples, my inbox (or twitter feed or SMS) are filled…

“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…

My “response” to post-quake stricken Haiti

I woke up sick this morning, sore throat, runny nose and all. For medicine, I’ve been drinking hot tea all day. Hot Starbucks tea. And as I sit here, sipping Starbucks, working from home on a number of tasks, I’m reminded of the estimated 3…