Fish Good Luck Charm for Anemia

Appropriate technology is working tech + local contextual use…

Iron (cc) Jeff Elkins & The Atlantic

Iron (cc) Jeff Elkins & The Atlantic

The Atlantic’s The Good-Luck Charm That Solved a Public-Health Problem: Warding off anemia with small iron fish provides how it (IT – pun intended) can work.

The public health problem:

In 2008, Christopher Charles was living in Cambodia and researching anemia. The condition, which is commonly caused by iron deficiency, afflicts roughly half of Cambodia’s children and pregnant women.

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Teach Me To Be Generous…

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds, Continue reading

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Changing Social Systems with Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Process (cc) Chris Corrigan

Appreciative Inquiry Process (cc) Chris Corrigan

Recently came across an interesting AI (no, not Appropriate IT…that is not the only AI in the world you know ;-)) – Appreciative Inquiry.

From The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist pg 131:

In their book Appreciative Inquiry: Toward a Positive Theory of Change, they suggest we shift our frame of reference from one of “problem solving” to one that seeks to identify the sources available in any collection of people for inspiring, mobilizing, and sustaining positive change. Continue reading

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Neoteny: Refusal to Grow Up?

Ah, here is what I want to be…when I grow up. ;-)

I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.

Neoteny, one of my favorite words, means the retention of childlike attributes Continue reading

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Receiving Everything

I asked for strength
and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for wisdom
and God gave me problems to learn to solve.

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Persistence and Determination

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; Continue reading

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