foreign aid

2013 January

Here is Africa. Don’t be afraid

2014-02-19T09:23:53-05:00January 25th, 2013|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Friday, January 25, 2013) ARUSHA, TANSANIA ✦ Edward should be fired. I can't trust Alice. And our piano and laptop won’t resurface any more than anyone will know what happened to that $13 million. This is how it’s going around here. Not right here, actually. I’m on business one country over, just southeast from my home in Uganda. At the moment I’m drinking a cider of sorts, what the gentleman beside me called 'rotten apples,' a pretty good name, I think, for my recent experiences.

2004 July

Rich and smug, we ignore poorest and poor

2012-10-23T01:52:57-04:00July 5th, 2004|Categories: London Free Press, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I don't generally get reverse-culture shock. That's the phenomenon where, after spending time in the developing world, some people return to their rich homelands to scream and pull their hair out while walking in long supermarket aisles filled with every pet food imaginable.