Stop Trying to Hold My Baby

So, on Monday I had a baby. (He’s healthy, I’m healthy, and he’s the most perfect and adorable baby in the whole world, for the record. And no, that’s not … more Blood & Milk…


The Story

I just figured out why people call me controversial, when I hold the same opinions as pretty much everyone else who works in international development. (I’ve written about this before; … more Blood & Milk…


Jargon and Its Discontents

I need advice. A friend of mine is going to be doing some training for journalists on aid and relief work. She asked me what jargon I think journalists need … more Blood & Milk…


Fundraising and who does it

There’s been a lot discussion in the development blogosphere lately about fundraising and the images we use to trigger donations. It’s a serious conversation, and one that interests me. Exactly … more Blood & Milk…


More Pie: Some Thinking on World AIDS Day

(Two delicious pies baked into a cake. We should think big.) The most common complaint about World AIDS Day goes like this – HIV already gets the lion’s share of … more Blood & Milk…


Please let’s stop talking about PPPs

As you might guess, I didn’t originally write this post for this blog. But no one else wants it, so I’ll publish the poor orphaned post myself. The term public-private … more Blood & Milk…


Blog posts I am apparently never going to write

I have started all of these posts more than once, and I never seem to get them fully written up. Therefore, some half-baked ideas for your consideration. 1. How I … more Blood & Milk…