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En Route, But Aren't We All?
En Route, But Aren't We All?

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In the summer of 2009, I did short video interviews with dozens of people at a food distribution to five war-affected communities in Eastern Congo. I asked the question ‘what does war mean to you?’  The answers they gave me addressed broad issues of…

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Is racism killing black people in the US? I hope not, and as a Canadian, it is easy to pat myself on the back about our lack of racism when we watch our American neighbours implode every weekend with news about cops shooting another black kid. It made me…

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When I travel, I only carry travel-on luggage. I never lose my bag. It saves me a tonne of time when I get to skip the luggage carousel. And now that most airlines charge you to check a bag, it also saves me money.  If you want to know how to save time…

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“Do they know it’s Christmas?” That is the lyric of the Bob Geldof song. The song he sang with a bunch of celebrities 30 years during the BandAid concert to raise funds and awareness about starving people in Africa. He is trying to do it again for Ebola…

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Last week I started up a war. I wrote a controversial post about the country of Africa and said that due to bad press because of the Ebola media hoopla, I was going to share some “lesser known facts” so people could understand the ‘real Africa’. I wrote a…

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The country of Africa is receiving a lot of bad press during this time of CRISIS OUTBREAK of EBOLA (the deadliest disease in recorded history). While these fears should probably be increased, I wonder if it is time to also share lesser known African…

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“Why do we waste all that time and effort sending people over when we could just send money instead. After all, those people need the jobs and when people go over to help out they are stealing work away from others – and volunteers usually don’t know what…

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Here is a fun game. At your next dull meeting, grab a few friends and have everyone pull up the picture below. Use it to play buzzword bingo. First to circle 15 words used in the meeting wins! Last one to 15 buys the first round. Sustainability is one of…

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I work with a lot of people who work incredibly long hours, in remote and tough regions of the world, for very little recognition.  Most striking. They pay for the privilege to do so. A volunteer I know (details are intentionally vague to protect her) was…
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