Development blog clusters

Two of my four collaborators in Uganda have blogs. Two colleagues on my Liberia projects are twittering. Now this:

I am eating lunch on the patio of the Green Forest guesthouse in Weasua, Liberia, a dusty town in the north of the country. Mitch, Green Forest’s caretaker, has just returned from his morning of manual labor. He holds out his empty hands and shrugs. Handsome, well-dressed, and congenitally optimistic, he smiles even as he delivers disappointing news. “No diamond today.”

That is Rob Blair writing for HuffPo on our latest venture to the diamond region where we are researching ex-combatants. The full post is worth reading.