Saturday, January 31, 2009

Wondercafe is open to discussion not judgement...

WonderCafe is joining the dialogue raised by the "There's probably no God" ads, launching a campaign of its own encouraging people to join the discussion on the question of God.

later man, jan

Friday, January 30, 2009

We are all one - spread this video

very well done... beautiful video - please sit back and allow yourself to feel and realize how dependent we are...

later man, jan

Monday, January 26, 2009

Win a Trip with Nick

What an awesome chance for someone interested both in journalism and in the issues of our world.

I love following Nicholas Kristof so much. I subscribe to his blog and what he discovers and shares about poverty in our world will astound you. We need this kind of an education. I personally need to be reminded of how fortunate I was when I won the birth lottery that placed me in Canada.

later man, jan

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cat playing Red Light / Green Light

I found this so very funny - I just can't stop laughing...

later man, jan

Friday, January 16, 2009

10 Things you need to know about Global Agents for Change

A Vancouver based group of young people - watch the video - then check out their website to see why I am so excited about their goals and how fast they are growing. There are 2 bike rides planned this year and the new Education Generation site is providing support for struggling students around the world.

later man, jan

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kiva video shown at International CES Intel Keynote Speech, January 9 2008

The footage for the video was shot by Kiva Fellow Nicholas Sabin who managed to get such great footage out there in Sierra Leone.

And if you'd actually like to check out these entrepreneurs' business pages: Abu Conteh, Musu Marah, and Alie Sesay at

later man, jan

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Outrage In Gaza...

Does dropping another bomb solve anything?
If you throw a rock on my house and I throw a rock at your house, what have we proven?
That we cannot/will not/have given up on finding a peaceful solution.
It is not 'Anti-Semitic' to try to tell Israel that there must be another way.

I want to send you all to this link I was pointed to...

Outrage in Gaza: No More Apologies

December 28, 2008 by Rabbi Brant Rosen

... where a Jewish Rabbi has the courage to stand up and say "The news today out of Israel and Gaza makes me just sick to my stomach.

and the comments on his blog are worth reading and praying over...

later man, jan

Friday, January 09, 2009

Are you quitting smoking ?

Then this is for you...

Noel --- Trish --- anyone else ???

later man, jan

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Stop and Hear the Music

Will one of the nation's greatest musicians be noticed in a D.C. Metro stop during rush hour? Violinist Joshua Bell experimented for Gene Weingarten's Sunday Magazine story in The Washington Post. This was done in April 2007 but the world and people have not changed. I am not sure how long I would have stopped because a violin is not my first choice in music. But this video is surely a great reminder that I need to pay attention to the world around me and not be so full of my own self-importance.

later man, jan

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Watch this before they ban it...

A Fistful Of Dollars: The Story of a Loan from Kieran Ball on Vimeo.

You can read the full text that Kieran published on his blog as a Kiva Fellow. Kieran is one of the young folks that leave a good job and go around the world to volunteer their time with Kiva just to help a stranger in a different country. Each and every one has my utmost admiration and my thanks.

later man, jan

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Three Cups of Tea...

I need to buy another copy of this book, Three Cups of Tea. I have loaned it out and really want to read it again. Now they have published both a little kids' version and a young readers' edition. This is such an amazing story and it is still going on.

This morning, while we were at church, there was a video on CBSNews called No Child Left Behind. It's the story of a 36 year old ER nurse from San Francisco who, while trying to climb K2 in Pakistan in 1992, found his life changed forever. Lost and alone and sick, he walked 58 miles to the nearest village where they nursed him back to health.

He wished to know what he could do for them in return. This gentle, humble man is still raising funds and building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It's 15 years later and the story goes on. The video is only 8:17 minutes out of your life and you have to suffer through a short advertisement but it is worth every minute.

later man, jan