10 best books on food insecurity. Great to see EATING on there next to some of my favorite food books - http://ow.ly/6SfJ30iiRsa
3 opportunities for humanitarians in 2018: 1) more focus on locally-led aid 2) increase quantitative analysis 3) Rethink the whole aid/humanitarian system. http://ow.ly/J21q30ihmFp
Official sees small-scale traditional agriculture + modern technologies + not focusing on short term profits + respecting the long term health of environment as keys to curbing migration from rural to urban areas. http://ow.ly/TcXu30ihm0s
Turkey re-arrested AmnestyInternational 's local chairman. When you are throwing people in jail on "bogus charges" from the NGO that fights for people arrested under bogus charges, your nation isn't moving in the right direction. http://ow.ly/SkN130ihlnH
There's debate if there has ever been a female dictator. Summed up like this: Depends on how you define dictator.
However, there is no debate on whether there have been male dictators.
It really is hard to not get caught up in the "Breaking News" political crisis of the day. Meanwhile we are not being outraged by actual global crises.
CARE put together this video of the 10 Major global crises that got the fewest headlines in 2017. http://ow.ly/lUxZ30hYth5
I'm anti-Trump, do I have to disassociate with everyone who is pro-Trump? I hope not. Some of them are family.
Maybe I’m naive, but I think we can resist, & stand against president’s actions w/o abandoning relationships.
Writing break hike #2: Snow is melting and things are starting to get muddy. I like winter in the woods the best because we can walk on the frozen swampy areas.
Also, Jersey is crazy. She doesn't walk in the woods. She crashes through it.
A single night of parenting:
"Who needs wiped?!" I yelled to Annie.
The "Will it flush" YouTube videos should not be "kid safe"...
Griffin had the burccups in bed. That's burps + hiccups. He made the term up himself.
I just Skyped with a 22-year-old guy in Cambodia. One day he was scavenging for trash and found a body. He cried remembering it. It happened 8 years ago. 3 weeks ago he graduated from university and is working as a librarian. He studied English. Loves Sherlock Holmes.
"You have to make sure that your courage covers other people’s fears.” The former gang member turned peace worker who told me that in Nairobi needs some help paying for university. If you'd like to help her -> http://ow.ly/sV1v30hILeA