A meditation on used bras

In 1994 I was at a conference in Philadelphia. Since it was the 90s, I was planning to wear a pastel-floral jacket and a matching ivory skirt for the conference. … more Blood & Milk…


Say No to Old Clothes

Some of you may have heard of a new campaign called One Million Shirts. They want to collect 1,000,000 used and new t-shirts and send them to Africa to help … more Blood & Milk…


Three bad ideas for helping Haiti

In the rush to engage on Haiti, a lot of well-meaning groups are jumping in to help. Some are brand new, and some have never worked on a disaster like … more Blood & Milk…


Me, in other locations

I’m writing less often for Blood & Milk because I am writing in other places now. Some recent stuff that might interest you: The Lancet is Off-Base About Aid Agencies - … more Blood & Milk…


Things I don’t believe in #10 – Donating stuff instead of money

Give money. Don’t send food, bottled water, clothing or useful-seeming stuff. Give money. Your old stuff costs money to ship. It is almost always cheaper to just buy it in … more Blood & Milk…