About this space
Ever since my good friend Beth introduced me to this E.B. White quote about “planning the day” a few years ago, I just keep going back to it. With simplicity and humor, it encapsulates a struggle that marks my way of being in the world. As an activist, I fight for change – but when is it okay to stop for good conversation and a beer? As a humanitarian worker, my job is to design and implement programs for women’s health – but at what point am I putting program implementation before really seeing each individual woman I serve? Is it ever okay to “turn off” my critical justice-oriented commentary to enjoy a baseball game or a new movie?
This conflict isn’t a balance to be struck, but a tension to live within. And this is the place where I’ll write it all down. As a Bostonian in Battambang, Cambodia, Planning the Day is where I come to keep my worlds connected and growing from each other. This blog will be different things at different times, but may include: updates on my life in Battambang, changing ideas about development work, reflections on progressive theology, feminist analysis of news and events, and pretty much anything else I think is worth our time. Welcome!
Just like at most other personal blogs, the opinions here are mine alone. I don’t speak for any of the organizations that I work for or with.