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Celebrating International Volunteers Day

December 5th was International Volunteer Day, which I hold rather dear to my heart. When many, many, many of us do little things to make the world a better place, change happens. To celebrate the day, I wrote a piece … Continue reading

Violence Against Women. Make it stop!

Today, Nov. 25th is the United Nations Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women. Here is my article for Innovate Development in honour of the Day.

KOTO Restaurant in Hanoi Brings Hope to Homeless Kids

At KOTO Restaurant, disadvantaged youth get a fresh start at a new culinary career. Great food, great concept! Here’s my story on Innovate Development’s website.

Nepal’s Ethical Circus Turns Spotlight on Human Trafficking

In Kathmandu, an “ethical” circus has given new hope to young survivors of human trafficking…a post I wrote for Innovate Development.

Miracle Moringa Trees Could Help Haiti

I posted this story about moringa trees in Haiti recently on the Innovate Development site. Will check the study at year end to see what they have found.

South Vietnam College Tour

My three-week tour of Southern Vietnam educational institutes has been full of pleasant surprises. Not only did our workshops go smoothly, I’ve made new friends and been able to explore some very cool places in the Mekong Delta. Ashley Laracy, … Continue reading

HERhealth project: Supporting factory workers in Vietnam.

This is a link to a piece I wrote describing HERhealth for Innovate Development – it’s a program that helps educate women factory workers about their health….

The Strip: A Cool Nightlife Spot in My Hanoi ‘Hood

I wrote this story for The Word a month ago. The photos are fab. It’s all about the buzzing new strip on Quang An Road in West Lake, just up the road from where I live. Very cool to see … Continue reading

Markets in Hanoi

A recent story I wrote for the expatsandaliens website. Just browsing right now!

Motorbike Repair Skills Help Disadvantaged Hanoians

Andrew, at VIP Bikes, is a real inspiration. It was such a pleasure meeting him and learning about this social enterprise for my article on the Innovate Development website. His shop was neat as a pin! Not like most greasy … Continue reading