Time and Space

The other day, I was talking to a friend about my concept of the hourglass. Basically, when you move to a new place, your hourglass is full on top with … more Blood & Milk…


And so it goes

    Yesterday, my office had a retreat. We’re in the middle of a messy, stressful workplanning process, so we took a day to relax in the sun (and finalize … more Blood & Milk…


The Field

Recently, the IPA blog and the Ghana Diary blog brought up an interesting discussion about the term “in the field.” They questioned its appropriateness. The core of the argument was … more Blood & Milk…


A few disjointed thoughts

Some disjointed thoughts that won’t quite grow into blog posts. In no particular order or relationship to each other. 1.       I spent my lunch time in our office kitchen, eating … more Blood & Milk…


Five Essential Readings for People Working in Development

These are not the books that teach you about development. These are the books that crack your head open so you can start (or continue) to learn. 1.       Anything by … more Blood & Milk…


What we can’t do, part II

One person can never do enough. It’s a truism, and a dull one at that, but living that inadequacy is a whole new deal. In the US, you can mostly … more Blood & Milk…


What we can’t do, part I

There have been an awful lot of people I haven’t been able to help. My career feels, sometimes, like a long list of things I haven’t been able to do, … more Blood & Milk…