Worries for the new year

Technically, they’re not 2015-specific worries, or even solely worries so much as some ideas. But it’s 2015 now, and this is what I’ve been thinking about lately: I have so many feelings about the article on Aleppo’s Civil Defense Force. Tragedy brings out the good and true in some people. I’ve seen it happen. Not… Read More »

Things I’ve Been Reading: Miami, Britain, Ebola

1. Miami, and delusion. Miami is sinking under water, and everyone pretends it’s not happening. My parents lived in Miami a few years back, and I noticed that myself. everyone went around living in the city – buying real estate, developing land, renovating houses on the beach – and nobody seemed to notice the city will be underwater very, very… Read More »

Things I’ve been thinking 6/17/2014

  “Don’t think about where the lines are drawn, think about who draws the lines.” I rarely agree with The Last Psychiatrist, but it’s my go-to source for question assumptions and making the world look different. I found this post especially thought-provoking.  This long blog post about disease diagnostics got me wondering if we’ve been… Read More »

Things I’ve been thinking about: May 1st, 2014

1. Can Elinor Ostrom’s work help us understand what to do about antibacterial resistance? I’ve been reading a lot of Ostrom in an attempt to develop an opinion, but it’s tough going for me.  Econ was never my strong suit. Anyone smarter than me want to chime in and explain it? 2. How do we… Read More »

The BAMBAs, part two

          Best ICT Blogs Wait…What? By Linda Raftree makes me understand what ICT has to do with my actual work ICTworks updates frequently and has a knack for tying current events to ICT4D. Best Anonymous Blog Okay, so obviously the best anonymous blog is Tales from The Hood. But since it… Read More »

The BAMBAs, part one

          If Tom Murphy can invent his own blog awards, so can I. I therefore present to you the first annual Blood and Milk blog awards – the BAMBAs: Best Writing Owen Barder. No matter how complex the topic is, if Owen’s writing it, I can follow. He also seems like… Read More »

Happy new year!

It’s a little early to say happy new year, but this week is full of family time and I’m not sure I’ll be able to blog again before 2013. 2012 was a rough year for me. I lost my dad this August, and we had a terrible health scare in February. Those traumas, though, also… Read More »