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Winning IvyPrez Idol Can Get you Far

25 Mar

Well, he was voted IvyPrez Idol a year ago by IvyGate, and this year he may be World Bank Prez.

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Letter to Emily

3 Mar

Emily in Semuc Champey, Guatemala, July 2009

[Emily “tagged” me after being tagged herself. You can read her blog Grounding my Roots and see the rules of the game below. Since she sent me 11 questions, I thought I’d address my responses directly to her, my blog buddy and Guatemalan partner in chocolate crime]

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Journalists on the Frontlines

22 Feb

Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik -- © Photo from NY Times Article

I am often moved by what I see and read on the news: when you sift through the crap, you find real news. Hard, soft, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s real. Extraordinary people get them from the field to you, to us. I am not talking about the people with their head plastered on buses or hosting shows in comfy studios. The real people.

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