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March 13, 2019

Escape Velocity

Lift-Off On the table rested a newspaper clipping.  The article announced that the SpaceX Crew Dragon 2 would launch at 2:49 am that night.  A handwritten […]
January 22, 2019

“A Single Garment of Destiny”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a lot to say about poverty as well as racial injustice.  I wrote this post for the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s […]
January 10, 2019

Avoiding Bad Blood: Five Steps to Prevent Noble Cause Corruption

Imagine this:  A Stanford sophomore envisions a medical device that can run hundreds of blood tests on just a pinprick of blood.  The device would be […]
December 24, 2018

Explaining Christmas

This is a lightly edited version of a meditation that I wrote trying to explain the meaning of Christmas without using the words God or Jesus.  I […]
November 27, 2018

Recommendations for Giving

The Soul of Finance site deals with people and organizations that use finance for good.  So, on this Giving Tuesday, I am making my recommendations for […]
November 22, 2018

Giving Thanks

I have worked for charities all my adult life. When I finished university, I started work with World Relief, where I helped train staff and volunteers […]
October 10, 2018

6 Pounds, 12 Ounces and 26.2 Miles

For those of you from more advanced countries with the metric system, the title to this post is “3.1 Kilograms and 42.2 Kilometers.” On Sunday, October […]
September 25, 2018

The Doughnut that Could Save the World

A review of the book Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth Every day the news provides us with more examples of how we as humans continue to fail our […]
August 16, 2018

Emmanuel Faber

“Without Social Justice,
There Is No Future
for the Economy”

While searching for something else on the internet I came across this moving speech that Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone Yogurt, gave to his alma mater, […]
July 18, 2018

Voices 4 RESULTS




Too Much Noise to Be Heard? In this current political environment, not only in the US but in many other countries as well, it is easy […]