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I’m not sure anyone should read this post. This is FAR from a happy post. It starts inside the gates of a Ugandan hospital. It starts getting out of the car and looking around convinced I must be in the […]

This is one of the images I can’t get out of my head: It was being pulled through the filthy streets of a slum by a bald headed girl in a pale yellow dress wearing worn red flip flops. [I […]

Today’s journey took us outside Kampala’s squalor and desolation and into creation. Uganda is a land of rolling hills carpeted by rich soil that births vibrant green life. I just didn’t know that yesterday. Today though, in Kisoga, I learned […]

I couldn’t escape the horror – that was the horror. That was my 2am realization. As I stood inside that 6′ x 6′ hell hole and as I walked through the slum the horror was that I couldn’t get away […]

Tonight I am numb. I came to Uganda prepared to see suffering, to celebrate hope, and to provide – in the smallest ways through this blog – an insight for others into that mysterious thing called poverty. What I wanted […]

I am preparing for a little journey to Africa. I will be visiting Uganda starting next week and I’ll be blogging from there every day. I’ll be going with a number of other bloggers to visit the work done by […]

I am watching John Edwards suspend his campaign and I am sad. I’m sad that his relentless voice for the poor and against the two Americas in which we live is leaving this race. I’m sad because we live in […]

In the early summer of 1989, on a humid night, as China erupted on the other side of the world, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, I sat with several hundred other people, eating peppermint stick ice cream, listening […]

When it comes to charitable giving are we more like: or: Well, apparently a bit of both: The truth is that Americans are generous when it comes to private aid, domestic or overseas. But the U.S. government is comparatively stingy […]

From the Seattle Post intelligencer: “In the 50 years since the first African countries won independence, the world has spent $568 billion on Africa. Yet Africans are poorer now than a quarter century ago.” Why?