Did you know that Goodwill probably began the fabric recycling movement in the name of charity. Granted at the time of its founding, folks reused fabric pretty consistently. Remember Scarlet O’Hara in Gone With The Wind reusing the velvet drapes to make her elegant dress to visit Brett in jail. …
War . . . Lest we forget
Rwanda became known for Gorillas but is most remembered for the horrific Genocide that occurred there. National Geographic has written a beautiful series including the article entitled, Rwanda: The Art of Remembering and Forgetting
Mental health and refugees
Journalist David Willis has written a sensitive and informative article in Nationswell about the mental health issues of refugees. He highlights programs that deal with the displaced. One aspect he focuses on is a screening tool for refugees to this country.
Gates’ Reading Recommendations
Malinda Gates recently did a TED talk. She and her husband, Bill Gates put together a list of recommended books. The list was shared via Bill Gates’ blog. His blog and the books are very worth a look.
War . . . The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
Recently a young friend who works with veterans from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan shared a book that she found enlightening. The Good Soldiers by David Finkel is a good read.