When Al-Qaeda, Ebola, and Coup D’Etat’s Become Your New Normal

Is this really what my life has become? How is it that this boy, raised in a commercial fishing family on Prince Edward Island, is living a life that is brushing up against the realities of jihad, radical Islam, coup d’etats, evacuations,  Al-Qaeda, potential kidnapping, safety and security training classes, CSIS meeting with our directors,…

Why Ebloa Attacks The Most Loving People First

“Ebola is a tragic and frightening disease, because it is transmitted by the most basic human acts of community.  Wiping tears, carrying a child, cleaning up a mess, hugging.  And it seeks out those most caring.” (Dr. who survived Ebola while treating patients in Uganda in 2007) I was absolutely stunned when I read this statement. It…

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

This is Caspar. Caspar used to work as a gardener and guard for some expats I knew in Ivory Coast, West Africa. In 2000, after living in Ivory Coast for five yeas, I moved back to Canada, and eventually our expat friends moved on as well. We always do………. and it is always very difficult for those we…