Square ONE: Educating myself about Africa


In six weeks, I board a plane to Ethiopia to learn and share stories about the remarkable partnership between Ethiopian community leaders and the advocacy organization ONE. I’m heading into the experience with very little knowledge about the political process, international aid, the history and culture of Ethiopia, or its modern struggles and triumphs.

I’m not proud of my ignorance. But I’m telling you about it for three reasons.

The magic that happens in the comments

Shot@Life: Blogust: Blog Relay for Good

I had a whole post I was writing up to introduce you to Blogust — the blog “relay for good” that benefits Shot@Life by raising $20 per comment for childhood vaccines. $20 per comment!

But then my dear friend Liz of Mom-101 wrote this as her Blogust contribution — a post about how our friendship grew out of blog comments.