Sometimes I get a notification from WordPress: “Your stats are booming!” I used to get excited, thinking it must be a publisher in New York reading every post I’d ever written and reaching for the phone to call me with a book deal which would come with a huge advance. 667 more words
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Story by ProPublica and NY Magazine reveals what’s happening behind the scenes at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with Ben Carson at the helm, and what it means for low-income Americans.
So here’s an interesting fact:
Class divides don’t exist until you’re an adult (or at least teenager).
They exist in the sense that you may not go to the poshest school if you’re from a working class background, and you may be on cheaper food, but it’s not something you realise or care about until you get older. 912 more words
My penultimate day in Ethiopia. There, I’ve always wanted to use that word.
Today I would be observing a training and a women’s group. But first, I settled up my canteen bill, handed in the Chinese dongle that had never helped me get an Internet connection, and returned the ancient Nokia I had been given the first day. 647 more words