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You wear your beauty like a crown You wear your crown like it’s a sword You wield your sword like it’s a shield You hold your shield like you’re afraid Afraid the world is after…

This Lonely Sip

Living down the mouth Of darkened waters steaming Into my cup Crumbling bricks like Crackers into this tea of despair This lonely sip Overhead the sky embraces it clouds Rolling over their mounds and playful…

Far Away

Gandhi found his vision for India in South Africa. I got the first glimpse of my future in Nepal. Sometimes what’s closest is only visible from a distance. When you feel impossibly distant, maybe you’re…

Reshape the Earth at Your Feet

This is a special collaboration between me and my good friend Cody Small at Caava Design. I wrote the following words for my friends at Invisible Children. Cody was kind enough to incorporate them into…

Criticism and Support for Kony 2012

[Disclosure: Long ago I worked for Invisible Children, and I remain friends with a number of current staff and supporters.] Kony 2012, like every Invisible Children media campaign, offers many things I wish they would…

Recent Writings

I’ve been publishing a lot of work on other sites recently. I’d be glad for you to check it out: Elena Bondar, Ember Hero – a profile of a young woman following her dream to…

Darling Magazine Features Ember

The good people at Darling Magazine published an article I wrote on Ember this weekend. Below is an excerpt. Read the rest on the Darling site. When you hear “African refugee woman living in extreme poverty,”…

Addicted to the Internet

original photo via monkeyc on flickr (click above for wallpaper size file) I am addicted to the internet. I realized it one evening last month, a few days after Christmas. I went to my office,…