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Farmers, Food, and Fatal Flaws

The science around pesticides and herbicides is fascinating, but also terrifying.

Firstly, though, to give credit to scientists, how cool is it that they have learned how to keep bugs and weeds from choking up our fruits and vegetables so that production stays steady? 657 more words


Don't Be A Sheepwalker

Take a minute to think about where you are at this moment. What is itching to be changed around you? What do you see in the status quo that doesn’t make sense to you? 405 more words

Naturally Imperfect

I think most people have witnessed numerous self esteem campaigns that are working hard to promote that imperfections are beautiful. That no one is perfect or the same. 236 more words


A Calvin and Hobbes Explanation of Development Work

International Development is such a bizarre field. A lot of my friends and relatives (and strangers) have asked me what the heck it is!

Up until this past year, I wasn’t really sure how to explain it. 458 more words


A Simple Movement - Seth Godin

Seth Godin’s book “Tribes” is all about how to be a precarious leader.

I’ve even considered changing the name of my blog because of him (maybe I will still…) 311 more words


Am I Ready for Placement?


Definitely not.

When I started my first year of International Development, all I could think about was getting through all the classes so I could hop on a plane to Vietnam for 8 months. 445 more words

International Development at a Glance: A First Year's Perspective

Carlee is a spunky first year who makes my day every time I see her. She started reading my blog, so I thought it would be fun if I asked her to write a guest blog for me, and to my delight, she said yes! 497 more words