Category Archives: The Journey Getting There

This is my build up work to getting to Africa for the opportunity to observe the affects of soccer first hand, make contacts with those in country, and do my little bit to bring about change for the better.

The True Trip to South Africa Begins Soon

I’m taking a moment from the 2 full time jobs I’m working to let you all in on my plans and future movements toward Africa and the soccer organizations I will work with there. I have booked my flight to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘White Saviour Industrial Complex’ From a Born White Male

The thinking behind the ‘White Saviour Industrial Complex’ (WSIC) has been one long on my mind since before I first read Teju Cole’s thoughts on, and naming of, the idea. There have been many times where I have thought to … Continue reading

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Senegal v. Ivory Coast Ends in Fires

I was watching the Ivory Coast v. Senegal match today. This was the first time I’ve sat down and watched a match on TV in too long. I was cheering for Senegal as I have friends from there and I … Continue reading

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Charity, Aid, and Development in Africa: What the Words Mean to Me

The most frequent question I get from journalists and other soccer blog writers who are looking to dig that extra step deeper goes something like this: “How do you feel it is possible for soccer to provide aid in Africa?” … Continue reading

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African Cup of Nations Soccer Highlights 2012

Part of why I want to go to South Africa is the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations taking place there. After watching this video I am even more psyched! Give it a watch yourself and see why. Africa Cup of … Continue reading

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A Moment of Soccer Playing Laziness on a Busy Saturday

As you can likely tell form my soccer blog I’m a bit of a nut for the sport. I’m not as hard core or intense as some, but it does take up a large chunk of my life. I volunteer … Continue reading

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The Family Values Tournament Benefiting Uganda Soccer

When I arrive at The Family Values soccer tournament in Vancouver Canada on August 12 it is a warm day, but a warm West Coast day so it is not overbearing, and the soccer is well underway. The tournament itself … Continue reading

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