Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mali: Gift Economy

A video about gifting (dama) in Mali. A great system for building community!

I haven't posted much new and original content here for a long time - just been so busy since I quit working at paid employment. Been enjoying the last days of warm weather and not too cold surf. Lots and lots of walking too - several hours each day. Awesome waves yesterday with offshore wind - not really big but great shape. Woke up this morning to the sound of wind-driven rain lashing the window - it cleared later but was bitterly cold and the sight of fresh snow on the Alps in the distance.