Tangiers
Getting organized in northern Morocco
August 12-14. TangerWe have safely arrived in Morocco and found a clean hotel room in a slanted backstreet just a stone's throw away from the new avenue Mohamed VI. Having been welcomed by the kingdom of Morocco, we now enjoy this hotel's wifi to start the planning of our Moroccan ...
On our way to Morocco
On our way to MoroccoAugust 12. AlgecirasWe have arrived in the seaport of Algeciras, Spain. After a long and wild journey with a lightweight transporter that took us through beautiful places like Lyon, Arles, Alméria and the Sierra Nevada, we will take a ferry to Morocco. That country will be willing to host us for ...
West Africa Journey starts on August 1st.
West Africa Journey from August 1st.
July 22, 2011. BerlinThis year 2011 we have launched our new platform kindmankind, the web's largest open resource for independent volunteers and creative changemakers. We have built up our online fb-tw-li-yt "empire" and Yeon is finishing her book on Charity Travel (in Korean). The Schengen-zone now gently forces ...
Energy Saving – the Alaska Way
produces heat (and light)If you listen carefully you can hear some politicians murmuring about saving energy, suggesting we should ride our bikes more often, insulate our homes a bit, or unplug unused electronic equipment. Some brave public folks even go as far as invoking ideas that are anathema to consumer society, such as a slightly ...
Review of 23 Things they don’t tell you
Last year, the Korean star economist and acclaimed "intellectual voice of the antiglobalisation movement" Chang Ha-Joon followed up on his best selling "Bad Samaritans" and "Kicking away the Ladder" with a smartly constructed volume named "23 Things they don't tell you about Capitalism". Meanwhile, a German translation has been published with the word "Lies" in ...
A sample meditation
I found this prepared on my computer today. Could you help me explain what it means?

meditation

You see the elements of your memory tumbling down in front of you, in a great column of swirling hot air. You can recognize people, scenes, ideas that have been important to you.See them all fall down. ...
Money should have a flavor
How to start a contempary reflection about money, a reflection that should both instruct and entertain because it is bound to the format of a blog post, because it will live as an entry among millions on an internet website with a narrow time window of readership that extends not much further than two weeks ...
charity travel goes kindmankind
Charity Travel goes Kindmankind.
May 2, 2011. BerlinWe the people of charity travel have created a platform where independent volunteers can find and share grassroots initiatives around the world. Thanks to some amazing people, the collection of free and no-fee "volunteering opportunities" is already huge and our kind community of independent changemakers is contributing ...
Elevator Training
This is not about the intellectual skills needed for being transported in an elevator. If you are reading this at your workplace it is likely that you have successfully concluded an elevator journey this morning. This is about what could have happened during that short vertical journey. It is about reaping the benefits from that ...
The Real Stuff!

In our fast-paced modern world, everybody needs to "get stuff done", with that "stuff" most seldom referring to physical matter. We mean assignments, schedules, tasks, templates, revisions, writings, programs, sequences and we ensure ourselves that these "stuffs" are real by describing them consistently with tangible metaphors. We grasp them, wrap our heads around them, ...
Free like a Tiger
grrr!
Freedom is a very popular concept in philosophy, and the question about the essence of freedom has divided philosophers in many camps while the variety of different answers has been at the heart of different views of science, religion, ethics, and nature itself. The question is still pondered in faculties (and canteens) around the ...