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My Month in Manufactured Spending: Hall of Shame Edition

My embarrassing week in manufactured spending

The promised Ann Arbor Re-DO is scheduled for this Saturday (sign up now if you haven’t done so already) and I thought I’d share a post on my manufactured spending activities in anticipation. Why? Mostly to lower expectations, because I’ve… Continue Reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Volunteering With Refugee Aid Organizations in Europe

Al Khair Foundation's truck at Softex Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki Greece

Since my trip to Calais and Thessaloniki last summer, I’ve gotten a steady stream of emails from readers interested in volunteering abroad. When I was researching organizations helping refugees in Europe, I had a hard time finding accurate information. A lot… Continue Reading

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Calais Diaries: Banksy’s Mural and the American Living in the Calais Jungle

Banksy's Steve Jobs Mural Calais Jungle refugee camp

After harassing the volunteer coordinator some persistence, I scored a spot on the Help Refugees distribution team. But first I got assigned to the Calais Jungle clean-up crew. The crew was in charge of cleaning the Calais Jungle and ensuring the camp’s water… Continue Reading