Nine years ago today was my first day at Compassion. Seriously? It feels like just last week I wrote this.It's been one wild ride!

It’s Monday

Oh my goodness. It's only 11:01 and I've already had one of those mornings. I know you know what I'm talking about.Every time there's new information on a crisis, I send email updates to a distribution list of 199 people. These people are all over the world. So I always pay very careful attention to... Continue Reading →

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As the economy slows down and more people are looking for work, I would imagine a job like this one would be very popular. According to the article ...No formal qualifications are needed but candidates must be willing to swim, snorkel, dive and sail.And what might you be compensated for this "job"? Well nothing much... Continue Reading →


Today is my 8th anniversary at Compassion.Eight years. It's hard to believe I've worked here for almost a third of my life. It's getting the point where it's hard to remember life before Compassion, actually.A little background for you ...I spent the last semester of college living in downtown Chicago. I was an intern in... Continue Reading →


Have you ever been so busy that you feel like no matter how hard you try to keep up, life is still passing you by? That's how it's been for the past couple of days. I'm spent.Today I actually got to the point where I was so overwhelmed that I basically shut down. I was... Continue Reading →


Did you know there is a food crisis going on? If you didn't, it's okay. We're pretty insulated from suffering here. I was happily ignorant of it until a month ago when I started my new job. Now it's my responsibility to understand what's going on. And it's breaking my heart.If you are brave enough,... Continue Reading →

Tuesday’s Update

So. It's been a few days. But I have some news for you ...1. This is Hawaii week! (Ok, that's not news. I've already blabbed about it enough.) I've been checking the weather online daily, and although it's supposed to rain a lot while we're there, they keep adding more and more sunny days. WOOHOO!... Continue Reading →

Some Stuff I’m Thinking About

I'm having trouble putting my thoughts into any sensible order tonight. I sat down to write a new post and so far it's gone in about 17 different directions. So I'm going to stop trying to organize my thoughts and instead, simply write whatever comes to mind. Here we go...My dog is sick. Again. All... Continue Reading →

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