Monthly Archives: December 2011

Entrepreneur batting averages

More or less, this is how the start-up story goes: Nine out of ten start-ups fail. By definition, start-ups are run by entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are supposed to be, and are exhorted to be, super-optimistic, supremely confident, never-say-never, endlessly intrepid self-starters. … Continue reading

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What I learned in offsetting my flights

I may have been a bit dramatic when I said, “I have neither the time nor the will to comprehensively review what’s out there” two weeks ago. Yes, there’s a lot to read about carbon offsetting, and yes, it can … Continue reading

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African Sleeping Sickness

I feel a strong need to educate others about this illness–African Sleeping Sickness–that affects many people who have moved to Africa to live and work. It is most commonly found in those people who had started out living rurally in … Continue reading

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Wife in Spain. So writing a blog post.

Thulasy is away in Spain, which makes this blog run slower than normal. Come to a stop, actually. I haven’t posted since September when I was writing amid all the excitement of the Zambian elections. Coincidentally, that’s also when Thulasy … Continue reading

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My high-flying footprint

There’s a raw feeling I get when willfully ignoring something I know is important but that I just don’t want to think about let alone deal with. I’ve had this feeling for a long time now and I’ve finally decided … Continue reading

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