Cape Town — the townships

Cape Town — the townships

It’s almost hard to speak about this day. We started off in the opulence of the Cape Grace hotel. Then we traveled into the townships, into extreme poverty, sitting in the shadows of Capetown’s European elegance. It’s poverty. If you’ve traveled at all, you’ve seen...
Cape Town — Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Cape Town — Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Have taken another 30+ hours flight. A much shorter trip, to meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He is our human rights advisor on TheCommunity.com. And personally one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. I am so fortunate. I could have flown twice as far...
Cape Town — the beauty

Cape Town — the beauty

There’s the iconic peacemaker, there’s the social justice… and then there’s the beauty. no images were...

Home

There is absolutely nothing like sleeping in your own bed.
Long flight home

Long flight home

Dili-Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles. 37 1/2 hours straight in planes and airports. But I got a shower and five hours of sleep in Singapore, and overall a very comfortable flight on Singapore Air. Saw Mount Fuji at sunset coming into Tokyo. The experience of the Japanese...
Last road trip in Timor-Leste

Last road trip in Timor-Leste

I expect this to be my last Sunday in East Timor. Brian Pinkowski, an anti-corruption expert on a project in Timor, goes out every Sunday snorkeling and diving, so this week I tagged along with him. I just splash around in the waves while he does serious stuff out by...
Bit of Australia

Bit of Australia

The President was out of town for six days. I took a break. I have friends in Sydney. Took some very long hot showers with great water pressure — a pleasure not available in Timor. Saw some very very good friends I have missed. Woke up on some chilly mornings...
Just another day at the office

Just another day at the office

A few views of a typical (not that there’s anything typical about it at all, really) “work day” in Timor. Mostly working in the President’s office on a new web site and social media strategy. no images were found If you haven’t seen this one it’s more of an...