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Virginia Woolf, Downton Abbey, and damned statistics

I’m a bit late getting to this piece of news, but I just read a story about Virginia Woolf’s suicide. I’ve never read any of her work. I need to catch up. (Pics from...

The Piper Plays the Tune

International development is driven by donors. Whoever has the money gets to pick what kinds of interventions are paid for and undertaken. This is a mixed bag. Pros Cons $ and mandate to buy...
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Why are we still fighting these battles?

I promised to write about the peace talks this week, and I will. But not yet. There’s some seriously unfinished business on my mind. Can someone tell me how we’re still fighting these battles?...

The Great Divide

Bogota has its share of problems. It’s a big, noisy, gritty city with more inhabitants than it can reasonably handle. Unlike back home, demand for public transportation is enviably high: bus it and they...

Summoned by the General

Well over a hundred data collectors are bouncing around the Colombian countryside, working on surveying over 20,000 households for the evaluation I’m working on. Twenty of them got stopped yesterday in a remote county...

Lauren’s coming! Lauren’s coming!!!

Today, tonight, my dear niece Lauren arrives in Bogota. She is probably just getting on the plane in Houston as I write. I’m so excited! Fully chuffed! Still have NO plans on where to...