In Dubai, “pork” is just one letter different from “porn”

I've got 100s of travel pics I've never posted, and it's about time I start… in the back of a Dubai grocery, here's the dark, shameful, forbidden pork booth.

On the other side of this secreted nook, porcivorous heathens creep around in the darkness, lusting after taboo bits of flesh, while the righteous avert their eyes.

Change just one letter, and it's oddly like the back of magazine shops before the internet.

(Btw, the red-white-and-blue color scheme made it feel weirdly like an Arabian Kroger.)

Our Kiva team passes $65,000 for December!

Friends of Bob Harris, the team I'm honored to "captain" (which means mostly just cheer while everybody else does cool stuff) at, just blew past the $65,000 mark for December — and over $100,000 total in the last two months of 2010.

[singlepic id=12 w=320 h=240 float=right] That money is lent — not donated — to doctors, clinics, farmers, and thousands of other deserving small enterprises in more than 50 developing countries worldwide.

This means that the 267 members (and counting) of our team get paid back about 99 percent of the time, then have the opportunity to reinvest, over and over again, while helping build economies all over the world.

It's a kick and an honor to be a part of this, and I'm loving the work of writing this book.