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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 […]
November 1, 2018

Trevor Noah Explains Microfinance

A Review of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.    “People always lecture the poor: ‘Take responsibility for yourself! Make something of yourself!’ But with what raw […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 12, 2018

Can Rotary Help End Poverty
the Same Way it Has Helped to End Polio?

   Last month, following the Rotary International Convention that brought 25,000 Rotarians to Toronto, about 100 of us met together to attempt to answer some audacious […]
July 5, 2018

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Reflections from the Fourth of July “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator […]