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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


London Heels

Once I knew I was going in the right direction, settled back and enjoyed the lovely landscapes along the route.  The word “sweet” comes to mind when I gaze out over the English countryside.  668 more words


Gutting HUD (Dept of Housing and Urban Development)

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.

Class Divide

Important piece on what's happening to American factory jobs

A sad story and clear depiction of what American factory workers are dealing with.



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

Just Me

Penultimate Day in Ethi

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


Cool Scotland

I am sitting on a big bed in a big bedroom in a big house in Scotland.  It’s so quiet, so clean, so cold.  It’s August 6 and there’s frost on the windows.  680 more words