Entrepreneurship As A Means Of Survival In Myanmar

Entrepreneurship is a term that has been tossed around to signify economic growth in Western cultures, but in Myanmar, it has become a symbol of survival. ...more

Waiting for Burma's President

 We were near the village of Nampan, where teak and bamboo houses seem to pose precariously on stilts above placid shallow blue canals, where house cats gaze out over the water from boat ramps, dreaming of trees and birds, where children as young as four use child-size paddles to help steer the family boat.   But in this particular spot, children were running everywhere. Perhaps they were just excited to be on a large patch of dry land in the generally water-bound world of Inle Lake.  ...more

BlogHers Act and BlogHer's matching funds: The best I ever felt about spending so much

I just spent $2,200 in the blink of an eye...easiest money I ever spent. Check out our BlogHers Act/Global Giving fundraising widget: ...more

I admit I did a doubletake, but loved seeing that number jump up yesterday. Thank you, ...more

Bloggers Unite For Human Rights (May 15) is another opportunity to raise awareness about maternal health, Myanmar relief

On Thursday, May 15, Blogcatalog.com is challenging bloggers to Unite for Human Rights by posting words, pictures and/or videos. While the words might change from country to country and are sometimes taken for granted, human rights represent one of the universally agreed upon ideas — that all people are born with basic rights and freedoms that include life, liberty, and justice. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations. ...more

Thank you all for posting the links to your Bloggers Unite posts. I added them to a post on ...more

Links: Travelers on/to Burma/Myanmar

We can’t help but react to the death and destruction in the wake of Saturday’s cyclone in Myanmar with a sense of personal loss; the journals and photos of travelers who have visited the isolated country are some of IgoUgo’s most indelible. ...more

Mother's Day + Economic Stimulus + Comment Love = 3 Occasions to Donate to Save Women's Lives

After reading Denise's BlogHer post last week that the gift of maternal health is the perfect Mother's Day gift, I thought "this really is perfect!" I blogged it and suggested that not only is it a great cause, but it is also a great consumerism/stuff-free gift, something that I feel, in our consumerism-driven society, is so important, but so ofte ...more

I thought I might get away with the blog post I made about giving my mom the gift of maternal ...more

Let's help! Donate via BlogHers Act (including Myanmar cyclone victims) and we'll match your donation with $3,000

Right now, thousands upon thousands of women and children like these (above) who took shelter in a Buddhist temple need our help. This morning, BlogHers Act and GlobalGiving expanded our Mother's Day fundraising initiative to save women's lives to include the tens of thousands of people devastated by Cyclone Nargis. Now, in addition to donating to hand-picked and carefully vetted programs to help women and children in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Darfur, Nepal and South Africa, you can use the BlogHers Act donation widget (see below and the left-hand column on every page of BlogHer.com) to help get water and shelter to thousands of people whose lives are in danger. And we'll help! ...more


I wonder, though, how on earth will they get all this into the country? Junta ...more

Burma - this news sent at great risk

We have been given two pieces of communication that have been sent in secret out of Burma at great personal risk to the sender. The first describes the atmosphere in Rangoon. That is printed below. The second is a much larger piece describing the conditions in the new capital city which has been built by the junta in the middle of the jungle, far away from 'the people'. ...more

The more people the better, however small each audience. Thanks for joining in. ...more

Fear, a crappy habit

I’m back home. Washington state was great - I got to hang out with my parents and see cousins and aunts and uncles I haven’t seen in a long time. Now it’s back to real life. The Economist magazine was here waiting for me. The cover is a picture of monks in Burma (Myanmar) praying. The cover reads, “Burma’s saffron revolution.” I know very little about Burma http://ipreferuphill.wordpress.com/2007/10/03/fear-a-crappy-habit/ ...more

Burma - and the obligation to speak the truth


I posted on political prisoner Myo Min Zaw. Thank you so much for letting us get the word ...more