Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Does your dog play with dangerous toys?

"On Sunday, June 22, 2008 my 10-year old lab mix, Chai, sustained a severe injury from a product that the company Four Paws Inc, produces. The toy I'm referencing is the pimple ball with bell. (Item #20227-001, UPC Code 0 4566320227 9) "

This is a link to a terrible tale sent to me by a friend (thanx Eli)...
Read the whole story here at... The Chai Story and decide for yourself...

later man, jan

Friday, August 15, 2008

Arrogant Worms - Happy Birthday

and of course - everyone knows tomorrow is my birthday - right ???

later man, jan

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Generosity Knows No Borders...

My friend, Eli, at says "It is the generosity of others that will contribute to world peace."

This boy has a 12 pound tumor!

She pointed me to the news today where they have this remarkable story of an Iraqi boy who has come to Jordan for surgery with help from a most unlikely source: an 85-year-old liquor tycoon living on the other side of the world.

This is truly what it is all about

"I wondered why somebody didn't do something. Then I realized, I'm 'Somebody.'" (Author Unknown)

later man, jan

Monday, August 11, 2008

HIV-Positive Women Talk it over...

Ever since I got involved with Kiva, I have become so much more aware of the problems of everyday people in countries around the world. A huge case of 'there but for the grace of God go I'. How could I have been so fortunate to be born in such a rich country?

This link was passed to me by a KivaFriend HIV-Positive Women Talk It Over in 'Mama's Club' and lately I find one link taking me to another and another... like this one... Ugandan women scoop award at Aids meeting.

John and I have Kiva loans in Uganda and other African countries where Aids is still spreading and hope that in some small way, we are helping someone just like these women. It's darn sure our government money is not getting where we need it to go.

later man, jan

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Child Workers in the Mines of Tanzania...

This video will take up 8 minutes and 9 seconds of your valuable time - however, it could change a whole life for one child.

Drop in to and lend $25 to someone in the developing world. The success of their adult business might mean more education and less work for their children. One small loan can make such a huge difference.

later man, jan