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I don't post much about work, but whenever I feel discouraged or frustrated, I think about the people who benefit, however indirectly, from my toils.

Today I submitted a proposal to fund a sports program for disabled persons in Bangladesh.









Even though this proposal took a lot of work (coordinating with colleagues in France and Bangladesh plus our consultant at UVA), when I look at this photo, it's all worth it.

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On January 25th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC), seegrim commented:
You are very, very sweet. :)
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On January 25th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Now that the proposal's in I feel magnanimous!
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On January 25th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
Nice photo. I know what you mean.
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On January 25th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Remind me again why I gave up my modeling career?
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On January 25th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC), wendye commented:
Good luck! I hope it gets approved.
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On January 25th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks! (Your tax dollars at work as the donor is the State Dept. Don't you miss Foggy Bottom?)
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On January 25th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC), cookie_chef commented:
What a remarkable photo!
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On January 25th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It's a cool project - I really hope we get the money!
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On January 26th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC), kafechick commented:
That is a fantastic photo! It speaks more than 1,000 words could ever do (but I sure do hope they read your words too - hehe)
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On January 26th, 2008 10:53 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
They'll probably look at the budget more than anything else!
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On January 26th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
Great photo indeed.
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On January 26th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Maybe next time we'll have a photo of a young woman in a headscarf with a cricket bat. (I spent a lot of time convincing my colleagues in Bgd that cricket is *not* a popular sport in the US.)
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On January 29th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC), hatter_anon replied:
:) I seem to remember a few years ago when we had a Canadian intern working here that the Canadian cricket team actually made it into the World Cup. Our intern didn't even realise they had a cricket team until one of our guides pointed out their performance to her.
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On January 29th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
That is awesome -- must feel great.

Adriana
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