(Picture – These children deserve a decent future too, not just poverty and deprivation) “Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. At the moment of commitment, the entire universe conspires to assist you.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe This is one of the […]
(A of view of a typical marketplace in an economy where 97% of businesses are micro. This one a fish market at one landing site for fish in The Gambia people sell fish and variety of other products.) I have argued for many years that what has been touted as ‘Globalization’ was indeed centralization. People […]
I have been lax in my writing since I came to The Gambia and have begun to think it is time to get back to it. I normally write when the muse visits and compels me. It begins with an idea, a thought or a title, which I let gestate in my head and my […]
(Picture: A Ukrainian community takes action to build a playground) The world appears to be wrapped in a web of diplomatic deception and intrigue, while our communities are cloaked in a clutter of jargon and empty phrases.
(Picture – a family of children and their mother in The Gambia) I was surprised to read recently that the “Harper” Government has decreed that the prevention of poverty is no longer an acceptable goal for charities in this country. Their rationale is that people who are not poor might benefit.