Tag Archives: South Sudan

Fame+Money+Compassion=A Better World?

Tweet Yes, yes, I know.  Money can’t buy happiness.  And fame doesn’t make a person important.  But it can attract attention to an issue, and it does influence people.  Oh, and money does funds projects.  So a famous, wealthy person really can do … Continue reading

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To Vote or Not To Vote?

Tweet What would you risk in order to vote for democracy? Would you walk more miles than you can count?  Spend several nights sleeping beside the road?  Would you risk having your car blown up?  Or being kidnapped by terrorists?  Maybe having your fingers chopped off? Even being killed? Probably … Continue reading

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South Sudan’s Unhappy Birthday

Tweet Gunfire has quieted in South Sudan, but the terror is far from over. Once again, the dead lie in the streets. Once again, terror grips the city as food and water runs short and looters strike. Once again, starving people … Continue reading

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A Birthday Gift for South Sudan

Tweet July 9 will be the country of South Sudan’s 5-year birthday. I remember that day so well. Just a year earlier, I had been at a huge refugee camp outside of Khartoum, and gaining their independence was on everyone’s … Continue reading

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Shells to Remember By

Tweet Last night Dan and I watched a TV show about America’s battle with Japan in World War II. I had mixed feelings about it.  War is already too much on my mind. Both Dan and I have edited the memoirs of men and women whose lives … Continue reading

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Thank you, Nicholas Kristof

Tweet You know that feeling when you read something so right you wish you wrote it?  Something well thought out, that expresses your thoughts just as you would have if you could write as well? Nicholas Kristoff, syndicated columnist for The … Continue reading

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Why I like George Clooney

Tweet I really like George Clooney. Sure he’s great looking, but that’s not why I like him. Most of his movies are fun, but that’s not why either. And certainly not because he’s richer than Midas. Way too many entertainment … Continue reading

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What If…?

Tweet What if you had been born in a war zone? Fellow writer Connie Mann posed this question on her blog, and it got me to thinking about other such what ifs… What if your country spent over a quarter of … Continue reading

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Gratitude #3: Hope

Tweet “The day will come when I will take my son and go home,” Rhoda told me. Never mind that she had endured much of her life in a sweltering, wind-swept refugee camp outside of Khartoum. “It is so beautiful … Continue reading

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George Clooney and Me

Tweet George Clooney went to Sudan without me! No great surprise, I suppose, considering that he has no idea who I am. And that his visit to the deadly border region between Sudan and South Sudan had to be kept … Continue reading

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