Thursday, February 16, 2006

grants and anti-grants


The other day I went to a grantwriting workshop, figuring this would broaden our possibilities in Jakarta. The workshop was held in a shiny hotel plunked down into the middle of what had once been cornfields in Central Indiana. You could look out the window and see nothing but flatness traversed by a superhighway, and in one corner the intruding shape of a Walmart being built. Luckily for me, there weren't any windows in the conference room, or I would have stared at the ghost corn all day.

Next to me at the table was a retired woman who seemed very nice. She was writing a grant to get tasers for her local police department. I immediately started dreaming up grants to take the tasers away from her local police department. Not that I have anything against the police; I just think tasers are evil.

Despite this rather gloomy start to the workshop, I ended up kind of excited about grants. They might be a way to do a longer project, something a little less newsy and more cultural. I will have to stop being a baby about paperwork, and learn how to invent convincing budget numbers. But that seems possible. Stranger things have happened. Like people giving up their tasers. Wait, that hasn't happened yet? Hmm, I'd better get working.

1 comment:

haji 2012 dan umrah 2012 said...

Biro Travel Haji Plus dan Umrah terbesar Indonesia , mrpk penyelenggara Haji Plus dan umrah resmi dan legal, didukung tim yg sudah pengalaman dlm memberikan layanan bg jamaah haji plus maupun jamaah umrah. Seja 1990 tlh berangkatkan lebih dr 50,000 jamaah dr seluruh wilayah Indonesia, bergabunglah dan dptkan solusi cerdas bg yg ingin menunaikan ibadah haji dan ibadah umroh dgn biaya murah dan bahkan gratis haji 2012 dan umrah 2012 - biro umroh 2012
kunjungi websitenya :
http://paket-haji-umrah.blogspot.com



Ramuan yg terdiri dr bahan herbal alami yg melancarkan darah dan membersihkan dr toksin berbahaya. termasuk organ yg sakit disebabkan penyakit spt hipertensi, diabetes, stroke, asam urat, kolesterol tinggi dan mampu membantu kesuburan sehingga pasangan yg sulit hamil dpt segera mendpt momongan. Obat herbal ini mempunyai efek obat kuat, sehingga mampu memfungsikan kembali penderita impotensi dan ejakulasi dini . Kunjungi websitenya :
http://jamu-obat-kuat-herbal.blogspot.com



TOKEK = tokek adalah nama umum untuk menyebut cecak besar anggota marga gekko, suku Gekkonidae. (Gekko gecko), Tokek juga disebut dengan tokay. Kunjungi websitenya :
http://kios-jual-tokek.blogspot.com


Mengatasi Tekanan Darah Tinggi atau Hipertensi,Tekanan darah tinggi atau hipertensi mjd salah satu faktor penyebab stroke, serangan jantung, dan juga gagal ginjal. Dan akibat terburuk dr penyakit ini adalah kematian. Bagaimana cara mencegah dan mengendalikan darah tinggi atau hipertensi?
kunjungi website kami :
http://darahtinggihipertensi.blogspot.com

Butik Online Baju Hamil muslimah & baju Menyusui muslimah, butik online yg khusus menjual baju hamil muslimah & Baju menyusui muslimah di Indonesia, dengan harga relatif murah namun kualitas.Baju Hamil Muslim Modern Terbaru 2011 Busana Baju Hamil khusus muslimah. Baju menyusui khusus muslimah.
kunjungi website kami :
http://baju-hamil-muslim.blogspot.com