If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack. ~Winston Churchill

Feast

“Oh what a sweet little goat,” I said aloud as Petro, my student guide, led me past the animal that stood tied to a small tree a few yards behind the school. We ventured much further into the bush, thick now, using sticks to push aside the briar bushes that were covered with thorns and […]

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Beyond Books

I am currently working on a three-part series for Africa.com about the Jifundishe Free Community Library in Tanzania. It’s the first of its kind — going beyond the provision of books to provide a scholarship fund for girls and orphans seeking secondary education, daily classes of all kinds for all ages (including computers!), independent study […]

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Beyond Reason

The girls laugh as they walk down the dusty path. Rose and Elizabeth hold hands, sing and play around — relishing in their successful days work and pioneer achievements. They embrace this moment of peace and lightness as dusk transforms the landscape around them. They know they are going home to chores, fighting, badgering and […]

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Where My Answers Lie

I swipe my credit card, thank our taxi cab driver and step out on to 3rd Avenue. My team follows closely behind. We walk through the turnstile doors, our heels clicking the smooth tile floor. We check in with security, show our IDs, thank the men in uniform, and take the elevator to the 25th floor. My […]

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UNITE’s 2011 strategic planning meeting

Well I am happy to report that Unite’s 2011 strategic planning meeting was a tremendous success. Our team spent the weekend in Little Compton, RI, evaluating, analysing, challenging, brainstorming, sharing, planning, etc… all with the shared goal of determining the most impactful path for UNITE — and our new Ashe Collection — to be of greatest service to our […]

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Change Our World, Educate A Girl

I am grateful to report that our “Change Our World, Educate A World” event at The Darien Nature Center  last night was a huge success. It was standing room only, and we were finally kicked out (nicely) after our party extended far beyond our alloted time slot. All great news in my book! The evening featured all of […]

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A Loving Touch

A sat down with Sally Briggs of The Touch Foundation this week. She kindly reached out to me after reading an article about the launch of our new online store the ASHE’ Collection at ROSIE  in New Canaan in January. Anyone interested in learning more about the healthcare situation in Tanzania needs to visit Touch. While most people know that healthcare […]

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