Monthly Archives: August 2014

A few simple rules

At the Baltimore Farmer’s Market today (yes, I’m in Baltimore visiting family, and I’ll try to work in a few interesting posts about the local flora and fauna) I ran into a woman a few years older than me who … Continue reading

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Three products that are changing Africa

Mobile Phone Africa went straight for the sweet spot in the telecommunication arena. Leapfrogging straight to mobile phones to avoid getting tangled in the landline system. I remember the sight of men in khaki jumpsuits fixing telephone poles. In less…

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The migration catch-22

This is just a quick hit, sharing something I saw on the BBC website today about clandestine migrants in northern France trying to stow away on trucks headed for the Calais ferry. They have a right to asylum hearings, a … Continue reading

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The comma times

I hate these times. The times after the end of a contract or project and before the beginning of a new one, when you haven’t been able to figure out what that new one will be. The times I’m in … Continue reading

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Baby beluga…

I’ve been going through some stress lately, what with my summer regular freelancing setup coming to an end and my roommate informing me that one of his guy friends was moving in and could I please move out by October … Continue reading

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Les aventures fabuleuses de Kira Burundi

Mes lecteurs fidèles, particulièrement les barundi et amoureux du Burundi (qui forment probablement la majorité de mes lecteurs, mais qui sait?) reconnaitront mon affection pour le petit ONG KIRA Burundi qui, à coups de ventes de garage,financements de foule et … Continue reading

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Robin Williams

Every time I hear about someone who dies from the consequences of mental illness, who was smart and funny and seemingly had a lot to live for, I think of the same quote from a New York Times article I … Continue reading

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