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I know that titling a blog post like this is a little like yelling “FIRE” in a crowded theater. Which is only illegal if it is yelled falsely…when there is no fire.
But…we have a fire. It’s in Haiti. It’s in Cambodia. It’s in Moldova. It’s in Canada. It’s in Mexico. It’s in the United States. You get the picture.
UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked every year. That’s about 2 children per minute. When Bono talks about the AIDS crisis in Africa he says; “This is not a cause…it’s an emergency.” The trafficking and exploitation of children is not a cause…it’s an emergency.
I live with the daily tension between this sense of emergency, and the time required for thoughtful, effective, sustainable and committed solutions. Honestly…it keeps me awake at night.
We arrived home from Rome today, after a 24hr through the night drive. We are home 2 days early but in most respects our trip ended as we left Athens.
We are on our own in Athens until we leave for Rome on Monday so we got to explore the back streets ast night. We are not naive and are used to being around unsafe places, but this was pretty intense.
I am pleased to say that after our five a.m panic attack to get going today, we left Bucharest for Bulgaria and 6.5 hrs and a hammered set of shock absorbers later – we crossed into Greece close to the Turkish border. Finally after 11 hrs we arrived with the project in Thessaloniki (you may have heard of it).
Today we traveled from the top of Romania to the South, the capital Bucharest, ahead of our Bulgaria road race to get to Thessoliniki in Greece on schedule.
Comic heros and heroines look differently today. They're not so much about being the strongest or fastest or having some bug gene that lets you swing from high buildings it's more about knowing who you are and walking (or tripping) through life with grace, humor and strength while changing the world somehow.
<!--StartFragment--> My wife Siobhan is 50 years old this year and I am 48 years. When we tell Cambodians they think it is terribly funny.