A friend of mine is currently volunteering at an orphanage in Haiti for a few months (the second time she has done so). She linked to this incredibly powerful post by a couple volunteering in Haiti, about the unfathomable decisions some families face.

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This article on seed starting is getting me excited about working on my garden this year. Even though it snowed today....

Listening to: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy: "Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she's learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy."

Currently reading: Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua by Stephen Kinzer, and, of course, a mystery: The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler.

Thinking of a good friend doing amazing work in Honduras, and all the other people working for justice in Central America: UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya urges the Honduran Government to effectively protect human rights defenders.

1 comment:

Brittany @ Pro-Soup Propaganda said...

My sister-in-law and her hubby have been in Haiti, working since August of last year. I think Hilary works for the UN there? She is working on helping the people there. It's sad that there are still SO many problems, even though the quake happened two years ago. It's no longer in the news, but there is still bad stuff happening. Her stories are really inspiring, but also really sad. I'm glad your friend is volunteering there! I think Haiti needs all the help they can get right now.