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[WB] The Land Sector Has an App for That: The Evolution of Mobile Use in International Development

Paper prepared for presentation at the “2016 WORLD BANK CONFERENCE ON LAND AND POVERTY” The World Bank - Washington DC, March 14-18, 2016 This paper is a literature review of primary and secondary sources that seeks to chart the non-linear…
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[GMP] 100 Words on Love: She’s Connecting the Dots For Me

I loved a girl who changed her address as often as her hair and a girl whose heart stayed in St. Louis and when I couldn’t steal their hearts, I stole those other things. [...] Read all 100 words on The Good Men Project
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[RR] Marriage Is Not A Competition

“Financially, men of all education levels benefit from marrying earlier,” Barkhorn writes in The Atlantic, her bold use of bold italics ensuring that I understand how dire the situation is for me as an old man. Women are benefiting from…
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[UA] Mongolian Poetry

Landing in Mongolia, Chinggis Khaan International Airport greets travelers with three entirely different alphabets. There is English using the Romanized alphabet, Mongolian using Russia's Cyrillic alphabet, and Mongolian again, this time using…

[StS] My Metaphorical, Meandering Truth

At a young age I learned to interact with the world through the protection of sarcasm. I was brought up religious and so I believed every real question had already been answered (and answered correctly!) and when the real world ran counter to…
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[NPCA] Legends of Ger Life

Myths. Fascinating and fun to tell, they seek to make sense of the inexplicable. They can involve gods or mere mortal-but are more exciting when they contain both. Mongolian myths have casts ranging from wolves, to the Chinese, to Father Sky.…
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[GMP] Beauty and the Brute

As the picture of the intricate machine running in front of me took shape, the tutu finally made sense. Odette, the Swan Queen, drew my attention as well as filled in the details that I had been missing. Each time she appears in front of Siegfried,…

[RR] Hey Boy, Happy Birthday

If you can’t tell, I get a kick out of “Feminist Ryan Gosling.” I enjoy “Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling” too—in the same way that I like listening to Ke$ha. (Who doesn’t admire the efficiency of combining dental hygiene and Jack Daniels?)…