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Animals animals everywhere

For those who know me well, you’ll know I am not an animal lover.  Pretty much every friend I have on Bowen has at least one dog and when we go hiking, the dogs crowd around me, get under my … Continue reading

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Sights in Batticaloa

I am in Batticaloa, a major town in the Eastern Province all this week, completing a few business capacity assessments with some of our Grantees from the 1st round of funding 3-5 years ago.  Very interesting to be here ….. … Continue reading

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Poya

Believe it or not, every full moon, Sri Lankan schools & workplaces close and the sale of alcohol and meat on what is known as Poya Day, is strictly forbidden.  This means there’s a Buddhist holiday every 29.5 days.  Add … Continue reading

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The Chill(er)

Well, it isn’t every day you end up touring a Chiller with a few folks from the US State Department and head office of USAID. You see, I needed to be in Polonnaruwa on Tuesday and Wednesday last week to … Continue reading

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You know you are in the tropics when ….

You know you are in the tropics when the first discussion of the day revolves around cobras, and whether a check has yet been done at the factory construction site for their presence.  And whether it is safe to walk … Continue reading

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Contrasting lives

Postscript:  After reading this post, my sister Maeve offered this quotation from C. Joybell C. which is an absolutely perfect accompaniment to the intention of this post.  Thanks Maeve! “The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact … Continue reading

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The quirks of getting from A to B

I’ve had a bit of travel lately, journeying to the far north and east of the country, working with the few Grantees that have been assigned to me.  By Grantee I mean the small to medium-sized companies (more often than … Continue reading

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