It just isn’t enough to say that I am on my way to
Laure-Eloise in front of our house in Calgary.
Why am I committing a year of my life to this? Well, I’ve actually decide to commit the better part of my life to this…it just so happens I’ll be away from my family and girlfriend for the next year.
So why am I committed? First, I can’t stand the thought of me having more than I need while others don’t have enough to meet their basic needs. How is that fair? I don’t think giving is the answer, but helping makes sense and its sustainable. Second, I think it’s the key to our immediate security and the future level of peace we and our children will experience in the world. Maybe I’m wrong, but do rich nations fight rich nations? Not that I know of, because its too important to their own financial interests to pick a fight. I mean, I don’t picture
So I have learned a few things from my most excellent Engineers Without Borders mentor/co-worker, Levi Goertz, in the past few days. First off >>> location! Everyone makes a big deal about where I am going, to me its what I’ll be doing that matters most. Either way, I was told I will be in Mwinilunga which is in the north-western
More importantly, I know what I’ll be doing there. Well, maybe just a little snip-it of what the area I’ll be working on. The plan is that I will be working with a company called Forest Fruits Inc. Sure, you might ask what is the deal here, I give my money to a non-profit in
Never really thought about bees and honey so much before, but now that I’m learning about it, I’m quite amazed. Of course bees are what makes the world go ‘round, but they also produce this totally healthy, totally versatile substance. Think about it, what else comes from nature that you can eat and it doesn’t require refrigeration to keep it from going bad without first processing it? They produce beeswax, honeycomb, royal jelly and honey, which can later be made into mead - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead - and the wax can be used to make cosmetics, lotions, lipstick and candles.
For the next few weeks
I will be in my homestead reading up on international development and visiting everyone before heading to
Winter in Alberta
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That’s all for now, thank you everyone who has helped support me socially and financially. Next post will come from
All my best and happy new year.