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I was in Dohuk in N. Iraq this month visiting our team working among 20,000 Yazidi refugees from the city of Sinjar not far away. The same day I was at the Yazidi refugee camp the town of Sinjar was …

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I think the time is long overdue for us to drastically reduce our binary speech patterns…particularly the way we so easily contrast Western and Eastern world views as if they are two major monolithic cultures that stand in sharp contrast …

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I recently returned from a trip to Azerbaijan visiting Operation Mercy staff and projects. We have some great people working for Operation Mercy in Azerbaijan. During my visit I had the privilege to teach a 2-day seminar on leadership …

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As a new resident in Sweden I had 12 months to get a Swedish driver’s license before I’m relegated to pedestrian, bus or bicycle status. I must say, learning to drive “Swedish” style for this 52 year old foreign grown …

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The taxi cab drivers in Dublin make a good first impression. This week I was on a short business trip to Waterford via Dublin. I used five different taxis during the week and all five drivers were chatty, cheerful, charming, …

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It is some times interesting (but often unconvincing) to listen to experts discuss strategies on how to eliminate poverty. One of the most profound statements I’ve heard in this discussion comes (unsurprisingly) from Mother Teresa. She frames the problem differently …

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