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Greg Mortenson: Tea Stains and Hollow Stones

Like countless others, I am heart-broken and viscerally angry since learning the news of Greg Mortenson’s conflation, exaggeration and fabrication of many of the stories and details in his two best-selling books “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones in Schools”. Mortenson, a former emergency room trauma nurse, former mountain climber, Nobel Peace Prize-nominated author, and […]

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How a Soldier Takes on Community Healthcare

When I was interviewing to be the executive director of a healthcare non-profit, the People’s Health Clinic (PHC), members of its board of directors questioned my experience. They wanted to know what someone coming from the U.S. Army, known for its hierarchy and “give-and-take orders” environment, could bring to a volunteer-based organization, particularly one with […]

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