How to save the children and survive the Congo while joining a non-profit/NGO that fights AIDS and empowers citizen media campaigns to grow malaria awareness as God intended by ultilizing the power of capacity building

Photo from this truly brilliant The Onion bit There are many things to be gained from these days of internet connectivity. The ability for me to find a distributor in the US & Canada for Vinologue and send them all the information they need to sell my books in a country on the other side … Continue reading "How to save the children and survive the Congo while joining a non-profit/NGO that fights AIDS and empowers citizen media campaigns to grow malaria awareness as God intended by ultilizing the power of capacity building"... >>

White people fix everything while on vacation

It infuriates me to the point of exhaustion and pure frustration when campaigns such the one that Invisible Children is running develop legs and become popular. In this instance, they’ve put up a 27 minute video about the evils of Joseph Kony. If the name isn’t familiar, he’s a piece of crap from Uganda who … Continue reading "White people fix everything while on vacation"... >>

Wrong on how African aid goes, well, wrong

As I’m incredibly slow at catching up on the latest and greatest books, I’m just now reading “It’s Our Turn to Eat” by Michela Wrong. Released in 2009, the book is overall an interesting shift from her normal journalistic telling of events given that she was tossed in to the narrative a great deal when … Continue reading "Wrong on how African aid goes, well, wrong"... >>

The Three Cups debacle

I can’t really remember when my mom started telling me about “Three Cups of Tea”. It must have been a couple of years ago as a number of friends of hers (all in their sixties on up and white) had read it and found it “inspirational”. She heavily suggested that I read it. I didn’t. … Continue reading "The Three Cups debacle"... >>

My name is not Donne Moi nor Tubab

I think that it is best summed up in the Bradt Mali guide: …think of the chains of children sticking out empty hands asking for pens and sweets and money and what not. Who was the first tourist to come up with the brilliant idea to teach these kids to do so? It is a … Continue reading "My name is not Donne Moi nor Tubab"... >>