Archive for January, 2008

New and improved

Posted by clare on January 20th, 2008

I managed to finally get around to some housekeeping—trying to improve readability with a few text and color changes, fixing the background (that may have only bothered me), and (*drumroll*) upgrading to Gallery2. Well, kinda—there are some redirect and layout issues still to be sorted out, but, for just browsing around, it works pretty swell. […]

In Defense of Ineffectualness

Posted by clare on January 10th, 2008

Yesterday the New York Times ran an op-ed piece entitled “Too Many Innocents Abroad” (will we never tire of the travelogue puns?) by Robert Strauss, a former Peace Corps volunteer, recruiter, and country director who argues that the Peace Corps’ tendency to send young college graduates with no relevant technical experience to do development work […]