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Something to Raise our Spirits

The election of Donald John Trump was so demoralizing that I could not write.  But yesterday, the 22nd of January 2017, has so lifted my spirits that I am again moved to put fingers to keyboard. In December, I was … Continue reading

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Working with One Hand Tied Behind Your Back

We have all heard, perhaps, the Chinese notion that ‘women hold up half the sky’; but I had not heard the analogy comparing current development practice with ‘working with one hand tied behind your back’.  Andy White, of the Rights … Continue reading

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On Familial Obligation in America

Parker Shipton wrote a book entitled The Nature of Entrustment, which deals with the action implications of trust (“entrustment”) and of intergenerational and intra-familial obligation, among other things.  Although his book, which I’m only halfway through, focuses on western Kenya, … Continue reading

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