"A cool head and a warm heart."


Here is a link to Mark's Wordpress.com blog site.  


To the right are links to Mark's on-going blog series that has been describing how he's been climbing each of the 48 mountains in New Hampshire that are over 4000 feet tall.  

The idea is to publish 48 posts, each time, also reflecting a bit on the journey since Mark joined Peace Corps, 30 years ago, on development, social justice, conflict, experiences along the way, etc.

Clicking on these links will take you to Mark's Wordpress.com blog site, opening a new window.

  1. Mt Tom (1) – A New Journey;
  2. Mt Field (2) – Potable Water in Ecuador;
  3. Mt Moosilauke (3) – A Water System for San Rafael (part 1);
  4. Mt Flume (4) – A Windmill for San Rafael (part 2);
  5. Mt Liberty (5) – Onward to Colombia, Plan International in Tuluá;
  6. Mt Osceola (6) – Three Years in Tuluá;
  7. East Osceola (7) – Potable Water for Cienegueta;
  8. Mt Passaconaway (8) – The South America Regional Office;
  9. Mt Whiteface (9) – Empowerment!;
  10. North Tripyramid (10) – Total Quality Management for Plan International;
  11. Middle Tripyramid (11) – To International Headquarters!;
  12. North Kinsman (12) – Fighting Fragmentation and Building Unity: New Program Goals and Principles for Plan International;
  13. South Kinsman (13) – A Growth Plan for Plan International;
  14. Mt Carrigain (14) – Restructuring Plan International;
  15. Mt Eisenhower (15) – A Guest Blog: Max van der Schalk Reflects on 5 Years at Plan’s International Headquarters; 
  16. Mt Pierce (16) – Four Years At Plan’s International Headquarters;
  17. Mt Hancock (17) – Hanoi, 1998;
  18. South Hancock (18) – Plan’s Team in Viet Nam (1998-2002);
  19. Wildcat “D” Peak (19) – Plan’s Work in Viet Nam;
  20. Wildcat Mountain (20) – The Large Grants Implementation Unit in Viet Nam;
  21. Middle Carter (21) – Things Had Changed;
  22. South Carter (22) – CCF’s Organizational Capacity Assessment and Child Poverty Study;
  23. Mt Tecumseh (23) – Researching CCF’s New Program Approach;
  24. Mt Jackson (24) – The Bright Futures Program Approach;
  25. Mt Isolation (25) – Pilot Testing Bright Futures;
  26. Mt Lincoln (26) – Change, Strategy and Culture: Bright Futures 101;
  27. Mt Lafayette (27) – Collective Action for Human Rights;
  28. Mt Willey (28) - Navigating Principle and Pragmatism, Working With UUSC's Bargaining Unit;
  29. Cannon Mountain (29) - UUSC Just Democracy;
  30. Carter Dome (30) - A (Failed) Merger In the INGO Sector (1997);
  31. Galehead Mountain (31) - What We Think About When We Think About A Great INGO Program;
  32. Mt Garfield (32) - Building Strong INGO Teams: Clarity, Trust, Inspiration;
  33. Mt Moriah (33) - Putting It All Together (Part 1): the ChildFund Australia International Program Team;
  34. Owls' Head (34) - Putting It All Together (Part 2): ChildFund Australia's Theory of Change;
  35. Bondcliff (35) - ChildFund Australia's Development Effectiveness System;
  36. Mt Bond (36) - "Case Studies" In ChildFund Australia's Development Effectiveness Framework;
  37. West Bond (37) - Impact Assessment in ChildFund Australia's Development Effectiveness Framework.