Desert Geography

This week I am at a climate change meeting in Mopti, Mali. Mopti is smack in the center of the Malian desert and only a few hours away from Timbuktu. (I might have headed for the famous Timbuktu but I doubt my family could afford the ransom. Lol. Ok, not very funny. 🙂 ) My…

End Of Week Ramblings

Thoughts # 1, 2 and 3 This week my thinking is disjointed and incomplete. It’s what happens when all my brain energy is taken up by work. The blog gets the left-over ramblings. I have three different thoughts that I’d love to get your feedback on. They emanate from recent interactions and really have no…

Extraordinary

Two world famous, greatly accomplished and very inspiring people have died in the past week – Wangari Maathai and Steve Jobs. I can’t seem to get enough of all that has been written, sang or said about them. I have watched/read the links i share below countless times. Everything about them fascinates me. Their families,…

Going To Print

There is no feeling that has my nerves on end like going to print. It’s just so final. Every time I approve that final piece of work, permitting the printer to produce hundreds, sometimes thousands of copies, I get a hard-to-describe feeling. It comes from the finality of it; the written/printed word never dies. It’s…

Breaking Gender Barriers…

I met this man at the hair-salon today. He was rocking a little boy on his back while scrubbing and blow-drying a female client’s hair. He seemed in his element and unaware of the multiple gender myths he was shattering. So, I secretly whipped out my (very low quality – sorry) camera phone and took…