I don’t know if we really celebrate things properly in Australia because our laissez-faire attitude means that we have a hard time taking things seriously; but maybe it’s just that we have an easygoing way of celebrating things, and there’s something to be said for that. … Read More Happy new year from Sydney
From just about every job I’ve ever had in community development, it becomes more and more obvious that the answer to many problems is systems change.… Read More What’s the best way to deal with children and begging in poor countries?
I’m a child of the 90s and in the post-Cold War vacuum I grew up in, my tv-addled brain was regularly filled with predictions about the end of the world. 2012 was a scary concept.… Read More The Mayans at the end of the world
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. It doesn’t feel much like Christmas here in Thailand. For example, it’s Christmas Eve today and yet it feels like any other day really. I’ll be finishing work at 5pm.… Read More Chiang Mai Christmas