China’s labor migration

Last week, the Washington Post ran a great article about economic growth in China, and its impact on one young couple who migrated from their rural village. It starts out … more Blood & Milk…


The Easy Answers

Sometimes people ask me what they should know about international development. Sometimes they’re new professionals in this field, or people who want to be educated donors. Sometimes they’re health care … more Blood & Milk…


Humanitarian Response, Complexity, and UHC: My High Hopes for 2014

  These aren’t predictions, exactly, or New Year’s wishes. More like positive signs I am hoping will occur. Clues that we’re getting our act together as an international system.[1] The good … more Blood & Milk…


The Child Catchers – A Book Review

Back when I traveled to Almaty for work, I used to see the adoptive parents. They accumulated in all the hotels that spoke English, looking haggard, holding hands with confused-looking … more Blood & Milk…


Predicting the Weather

A Russia DJ named Dima   Maybe ten years ago, the project I worked for had a driver named Dima. Dima was a rockstar. He was exceptional in every way. … more Blood & Milk…


Gratitude in a Time of Climate Change

Climate change is going to affect life on earth in ways we can’t even begin to understand yet, but the first impact is the one we’re seeing: extreme weather events. … more Blood & Milk…


MRSA, Typhoon, USAID

Typhoon Haiyan from space Books – I have a review copy of Ben Ramalingan’s new book, Aid on the Edge of Chaos. I am very, very excited to read it. … more Blood & Milk…