Monday, October 15, 2012
October 15 is Blog Action Day, and this year’s theme is “The Power
of We.” I can’t think of a better example of the power of
collective spirit than an agricultural initiative in the Solomon
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Deacon Philip Dunbar teaches the adult forum each Sunday at All
Saints Episcopal Church in Enterprise, Florida. His group is a cozy
one most weeks and, they have a familiar routine – reading...
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I remember as a child visiting my aunt's house in Sri Lanka and
being intrigued by the wood-burning stove in her kitchen.
That intrigue later turned into dismay as I learned of the
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
We have entered the season of Advent—the season of waiting, so cue
the Bob Marley soundtrack…“I don’t wanna wait in vain.” We
know of course that Advent always segues into Christmas, where
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I recently saw the film Yesterday (2004), the first Zulu language
film to be released internationally. This Oscar-nominated
film puts a human face on the scourge of HIV/AIDS and its impact...
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday was a rich day filled with visits to communities engaged
in cash-for-work programs.One of the big challenges that
large-scale disasters bring is the breakdown of the routines of
Monday, December 1, 2008
Over the last several weeks, I have been reading Global Development
2.0 (Lael Brainard and Derek Chollet, editors, published by the
Brookings Institution, 2008), which asks the question:...