The Principal Post

I was so glad to finally tell my story about Humanwire to The Principal Post. If you are not familiar with their model, have a look, they are designed to give people a fair chance to tell their story. I can not tell you how excited I was to learn that such a group exists, the world needs this in a big way.



Humanwire/Personal Update

Friday was a big turning point in my life. I spent two years working on an incredible humanitarian effort called Humanwire. I started with an idea and it quickly grew to help some of the most persecuted people in the world providing direct financial assistance, health, education and love through a unique peer to peer platform.

Based on various misunderstood factors, I was accused of converting over $130,000 from the very refugees I was working so hard to help. Humanwire was forced to stop for a government investigation. I should and could have done better.

Forensic accountants followed every single penny – checked and double checked – to find that more money went out the door towards the causes than ever came in. I worked with little to no salary save my austere living expenses for two years. As the overhead factor and accounting became clear to everyone, and even as the theft charges were dropped, I also strived to pay for losses created by unexpected hurdles in this humanitarian effort. I should have better anticipated some of the difficulties this type of international effort would entail.

I am so sad and disappointed that some people were let down. For my part, I was wearing too many hats and the growth of the company outpaced my ability to bring on sincere partners and members to scale the company up. If I could go back, I would slow things down, get better advice, do better record-keeping, and seek out partners who were better than myself at wearing those hats I was wearing out of necessity.

People who used the Humanwire platform to its fullest potential changed the world for thousands of people and their future generations which should have an exponential positive effect for our world.

From the inception of an idea to the platform it became, in two short years Humanwire hosts and donors literally saved people’s lives, got people asylum, found work and education, became like family members for people who had nothing and nowhere to go. Displaced human beings were touched with one-to-one, personalized support. I believe this will be a blueprint for others to help the otherwise helpless.

Perhaps most impactful through Humanwire was the establishment of a brick and mortar school which helped hundreds of children enter the formal public education system where otherwise they would have grown up without any education at all.

My skill set is identifying a solution for a cultural problem, building the solution from scratch, testing it on the market, and making it a success. Whatever I do next, I promise I will continue to grow, learn from this experience and follow my heart







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Email War Medal






Dear world, it’s been another long stretch of not being able to respond to 85{303de987cc6916da36e13969c33ddde86941a7a7dd0e4e1455e523d98097d3da} of the emails I wanted to, probably missing over 35{303de987cc6916da36e13969c33ddde86941a7a7dd0e4e1455e523d98097d3da} that I needed to and potentially losing room for 10{303de987cc6916da36e13969c33ddde86941a7a7dd0e4e1455e523d98097d3da} gain by answering emails I didn’t want or need to.

Today was a wonderful day for Abbey, I wish I could say more, but thanks world.

Now I just need a way to manage email.



Case Camp: The End


Well, I feel as though it’s a mess around here this weekend for sure. I just put my chain saw away and had a look around at all the damage.

I feel like I just lived through an epic war film.

This all started a long, long time ago.

When Amanda Congdon quit and went public with major attacks on my character, that was the hand I was dealt and most who know me know I didn’t have the experience to deal with it.

And then I never really got to say my side of the story.

It’s okay to say what you need to say, get it out and move on, but that didn’t happen originally.

So this weekend, I finally set out to get it all out and off my chest and I did.

Over the last several months, I feel as though Amanda has misrepresented herself and has continued to speak out with personal attacks and so I became more and more effected by my own silence. Even today she is still making claims about “how I am” that are just meant to hurt me, in my opinion.

Most people probably don’t know the details of what I have been going through, and they probably also feel as though it’s still muddy and silly.

But I feel as though this weekend I have finally shown my side of the story. It’s only one side, yes, but its mine and its been missing all this time.

That is, I feel as though I adequately showed that she (a) gave up and left, (b) took the projects with her, (c) has not been forthright about all of this information, and yes, (d) it is my position that she forfeited her share when she quit (which is why she said she was fired).

There is more to come and more to resolve but I have said all I need to say publicly on this topic.

All in all, this has been the most difficult year ever, and its also by far been the best.

For the first time in my life, Im really proud of what I have accomplished.

Im ready more than ever to take on 2007 and I expect it to be the best, most progressive year of my life.