Wednesday, March 28, 2007

off topic, maybe

I will get back to 'Stranger Than Fiction' later.....just wanted to go off topic for a moment.

May of you who visit may want to help make the world a better place. While I try not to preach on this site, except about journalism; I have found two interesting ways that people might be able to contribute worldwide and at the personal level.

One such group that is helping provide micro loans is William Kristoff of the NYT just published a story about this in Tuesday paper. The idea is similar to the work of Muhammad Yunus who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in this area.

Depending on your level of interest of desire, there is another group called globalgiving that just looks for grants or gifts.

I was reading today’s NYT about youth today who are strangling themselves for the rush and I really started to wonder about our culture and society. Alternet published a short excerpt on Bill McKibben's new book, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future on their site.

So, I know that many journalists want to make a difference with their telling the stories of their subjects also want to do something outside of work; here is your chance.

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