God is our neighbor when our brother is absent.– Swahili proverb
Because Donuts rule
Overheard in Starbucks: Mom: Are you ready to go? Boy: Sure Mommy, but firrst.. I need to push in the chair! Mom: Ok buddy.. Boy: (jumping excitedly up and down) I got the donut, i got the donut, I GOT the donut. Mom: Yes you did! You can eat it in the car. Boy: It’s ALL about the donut!
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists...– Martin Luther King Jr
Orland Bishop: Sawubona - 5 Translation(s) |... →
An interesting look at the meaning of the Zulu greeting “Sawubona”.
2nd round interview today was just as “abrasive” as the first. The majority of the interview was with a board member who I really liked. I connected well with her and felt she was nice and asked good questions. She had worked in Nairobi previously as a volunteer or intern in her 20’s. At the end of the main part of the interview, The director and deputy director came in, did...
An Amusing Message Sent to Me on Accident
Yes actually. I got a text message calling me a “Bitch” and asking “Wy did u brk up wid me? Dont do me lik dat.. I wanted 2 get wit u”. I had to inform the person that I was not only NOT a bitch ( I’m a dude) but that I doubted that asking your ex to “get wid me” was not going to win her back.
acityonourknees-deactivated2012 asked: You're so wise. haha How's life with you? Did you figure out what you're going to do about that job interview?
When I was a kid, I didn't have a laptop, iPod,...
myrubyredslippers: so true! Kids today are spoiled. Tumblr itself is proof of their “Me First” attitudes.
Talkin 'bout A Revolution-What do recent protests... →
Carolina in my mind..
My contact for the job in NC called me back. They will be doing 1st round interviews starting around Aug 9th! I’m very excited about this because the phone conversation I just had was very positive and their board is VERY interested in my resume. I’m pretty sure that I will be contacted for an initial interview. This also could create a bit of a logistical problem: My folks are going...
DeafMuslimPunk: Exposed: Ethiopia gives farmland... →
deafmuslimpunk: What the fuck?? From Survival International (July 25, 2011): A Survival investigation has uncovered alarming evidence that some of Ethiopia’s most productive farmland is being stolen from local tribes and leased to foreign companies to grow and export food – while thousands of its citizens…
What you fear will not go away: it will take you into yourself and bless you and keep you. That’s the world, and we all live there. -from To My Young Friends Who Are Afraid by William Stafford
I never stop feeling strange cause you never know if you really change you...– Strange and Unprepared-Copeland
A Line In The Sand-An Urgent Call For NGO Ethics? →
What do you think?
My contact over at Save The Children got back to me. I sent her my resume. It looks like they have some new Child Health and Mortality programs that Save is rolling out and they will need to do analysis on determinants, best practices, etc. Given that I have recent experience in pub health, capacity building, community assessment, etc, their is a slight possibility, SLIGHT that they will need...
Song for this new “album” I’m writing. I’d love...
My ugly mug and a job hunt update!
USA USA USA!!
What a great shot!!! Way to go ladies!!!
Get me out of here..
So.. the details on the job I interviewed with today are that it is now NOT 30 hours a week, but 19, even though it is still 20 hours a week. I’m also competing against 33 other applicants. I went in feeling confident about my chances, and now leave rather.. I don’t know.. ambivalent. I’ll know if I have a 2nd round interview by the 28th I talked with my brother more and he said...
When you awaken your heart, you find to your surprise that your heart is empty....– C.Trungpa
I have a job interview for a 30 hr a week position on Monday with a Refugee Resettlement program in New Haven. I really hope I can nail this.
CT Indie Pop
<a href=”http://midiandthemoderndance.bandcamp.com/track/everything-i-touch-just-falls-apart” _mce_href=”http://midiandthemoderndance.bandcamp.com/track/everything-i-touch-just-falls-apart”>Everything I Touch (Just Falls Apart) by midi &amp; the modern dance</a> Thanks to Chris from Lewisandhisblog for the recommendation!
theguruband asked: you might like us, indie pop band from ct
We expect all companies, including Johnson and Johnson, Abbott, and Merck, to...– Michelle Childs, policy and advocacy director at MSF’s Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, on pharmaceutical company Gilead’s first steps into the Medicines Patent Pool for HIV/AIDS drugs. Learn more. (via doctorswithoutborders)
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast...– Saint Augustine
Dating Apps-The Update
So far I have continued to use Plentyoffish and OKCupid and try them out. Plentyoffish has a huge amount of fugly/skanky/morbidly obese trailer trash people on it with the occasional decent looking female. My brother went on it to check it out for himself for fun and he joked to me and his girlfriend that the site should be renamed “FuglyDuckling.com”, which made me laugh. I am...
Poll: Do you think it was right for Heifer to... →
Please take the poll.. I will be posting the results in a future blog post and could really use opinions! What do you think?
Gotta love it
I got my first rejection letter from a job with a place I applied to in 2009. It was addressed to “Ms. Osmun”..I’m a man with a male first name…AND.. This same letter came from the woman who interviewed me in ‘09. Bwahahahahahaha.
Run and tell that
Ran again today slightly less then a mile because of my dad’s energy level, but my pace improved. Still need to find out what’s up with my lungs..I got an x-ray yesterday and waiting to hear back on that. Not sure if it’s some form of Pneumonia or not. I just want it GONE.
Women and children are the most vulnerable to the lack of access to healthcare....– Terri Morris, head of mission for MSF in South Sudan. Read more. (via doctorswithoutborders) Sad..
This could SO be my current soundtrack..
acityonourknees-deactivated2012 asked: What does an average day look like for you?
When your 30-something friends call you names
Friend: Tell me about your profile pic what is it supposed to be? A pic of your glasses?
Me: haha! Yes..I have aviators and the lens kept falling out.. so one day it did it again and I took a pic because it looked all funny as hell.
Friend: You should change your pic. It's looks too creepy.
Me: They are fixed now BTW, I know I am
Friend: Wait..you know you're creepy?
Friend: Poor Jesse
Me: I'm a Creeper baby!! Yeahhhh
Friend: You're a dork too
Me: Ouch. Well you're .. OLD!!!
Friend: Hey now! I look young!!! shut up!
Me: Serves you for calling me a dork
Friend: hey! be nice put your claws away
Dating Apps reviewed-The Skinny
Apps Tried: Christiandating, Speeddate, Skout Skout: 3/5 Convenient and fast, but lots of fake profiles, teenagers, and skanks. Not really a quality site so I actually deleted the app. Tries to get you to buy stuff. Unless you want to pay, avoid! Christiandating:2/5 Pulled up matches too far away. Very buggy. Could not get matches close to my location. I also deleted this, though it was...