In her own words 

THE AWE OF OUR WORLD’S OPENING DOORS

  Just 5 years ago it would have seemed beyond belief, beyond border approvals, beyond principle. And then the world changed – Myanmar (Burma)’s doors of possibility – politically, economically, logistically, philosophically - were thrown open....

PRESSURE POINTS

  To stand in a security line in any airport across the globe, between the period of December 16th and December 24th, is to feel the peak of pressure of a year gone by. Exponentially more people, going more places, in a rush, with stuff in tow, and little...

LOVE IT. HATE IT. JUST PLEASE DO SOMETHING.

  It has been called a stream of unflattering adjectives - "offensive", "clumsy", "patronising", "self-indulgent", "idiotic". It has been called "un-African" and "inaccurate". What it has not been called, once, is "ineffective". Whatever Band Aid 30 is being...

AS ONE STAR FALLS, ANOTHER RISES

  Slowly, methodically, thoughtfully, she reads out, word by word, punctuation by punctuation, her analysis of the past seven months. Without pressure or prejudice, she takes her time to make certain her thought process, her reason for awaited final words, are...

EVERYONE IS SOMEONE

  “Welcome to ____, Helen Mirren.” Those were the words making their way across the radio to thousands of listeners across the city early one morning while they quietly made their way to work. Words meant to fill listeners with a sense of pride and curiosity...

A WORLD OF CHOICES FOR SOUND, AND SILENCE

  Every day for the past several weeks, the headlines have been beyond fiction. Wars flare up despite the 100th anniversary of WWI urging us to never forget the costs of war, aircraft fall from the sky victims of wrong place/wrong time at a time when even air air...

KEEPING THE DRAMA ON THE PITCH

  The 2014 FIFA World Cup (FWC) is now past. The global grip of the Games is released! In classic World Cup style, the world's top tier competition of the beautiful game brought player and fan energy to a fever pitch, with seconds becoming the turning points...

BEING THERE AFTER MOTHER NATURE MOVES ON

  When Mother Nature is in a bad mood, nothing is sacred, no one is safe. And nowhere is spared. With unnatural strength and speed, her fury is unleashed, turning homes into havoc, complete communities into kindling, even faith into questioning. It happens over...

ONE MONTH MARKING TWO 20YR MILESTONES

  This April, two different nations once written off as risks, and with reputations for one single thing - heartbreaking, lawbreaking acts to ones own - marked two decades of progress, unity and hope in a way that can only be described by one word: 'heroic'....

MH 370 – A NEW CODE FOR GLOBAL COOPERATION

  MH 370 Less than three weeks ago, it was a flight code with top of mind awareness for only a small population of mostly airline, airport and air traffic control professionals. Today, and forever in the history books of our times, it represents a globally...