Can Canadians Live On $2 A Day In Mali, West Africa

I’ve lived on $2 a day in Mali, West Africa. I confess, I simply can not live on $1 a day. I know, because I tried. The grand experiment was partially a personal test, and partially a financial reality. Our agency needed to get setup work accomplished in Mali, but consistently had few funds for…

Cabin Fever In Canada: Snow Versus The Motorcycle

Day dreaming in the midst of a “Snowmageddon” here on Prince Edward Island.  In 2.5 weeks we received a total of 236cm of snow. Yes, 2.5 meters in less than 20 days, with more on the way. That is over eight feet of snow folks. Been dreaming of cruising on the motorcycle. Well, scooter actually….

Having Never Read A Book – Ever

A bit ironic that i should ‘read’ these ‘written’ ‘words’, in a ‘book’. “Yes, their days were all the same, with the seemingly endless hours between sunrise and dusk; and they had never read a book in their young lives, and didn’t understand when the boy told them about the sights of the cities. They…

Twenty Years Later….. Of Walking With……..

A friend shared this today. I’ve come to realize that longing is ok as long as it does not paralyze, as long as I slowly continue to embrace the life that has been given at this time, at this moment. (Marilyn R Gardner “Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging”) Since 2000, I’ve lived many…