As promised in the beginning of my Frak the "policy makers" post and not delivered, I will write some more delayed musings on asylum. One problem with writing this now is that the conversation on which I'm basing it took place
five days ago three weeks ago, an eternity for the purposes of writing accurate field notes (given my memory, anyway). Better now than never.
Sounds good, eh? That fancy-sounding title is for a 1/2 hour paper I have to give tomorrow at the Visioning the Urban workshop at the Flamenco Hotel in Zamalek. I'm going to attempt to write it now (culling heavily from my book), including references to some of the fantastic papers presented today.
Don Wilmer, the general secretary of Alcoholics Anonymous in Honduras, told me:
Two topics here:
Now let me get one thing straight here, before I begin. I like numbers. I think some things should be counted. I think numbers can be valuable as a tool in bringing about change. I use numbers all throughout my writing. I have a bloody MA in demography from UC Berkeley.
There are several research-related things I'll be working on when I go to Honduras in just two weeks. They include:
subject: que bueno que venis
me alegra que vengas por estas tierras del olvido, y estas al tanto mas o menos de la situacion social del pais? es decir la violencia que existe aqui y ahora, tenes que tener mas cuidado que antes.
bueno pero mejor hablamos cuando vengas.
subject: it's nice that you're coming
This post is a placeholder. I will start blogging seriously in June (2008) when I get to Honduras. I hope you'll visit then and share your comments.