The gotcha culture of the media in Washington and elsewhere is occasionally mildly entertaining. But at an event where many people have gone to such great lengths to do something good, what could be more unseemly?
Sitting in the circles of our small groups we move more deeply into each others' minds and hearts. Experiences and feelings that are rarely if ever publicly revealed in tradition-saturated Gaza are shared.
During the years since the 1984 famine, things had begun to change in the area around Korem, and these changes made it possible for a young woman like Merzeneb to think about pursuing new options in life.
I've met amazing people, who in the midst of disaster themselves, give the little they have. In Pakistan we met a man who took 30 displaced strangers into his house and looked after them until his own finances ran out.
After years of climate change denial, a consortium of energy industry giants led by ExxonMobil and Massey Energy are launching a global campaign to provide island nations with equipment to combat rising sea levels.