I hope followers of my siddon-blog will enjoy this TEDTalk by Bryan Stevenson as much as I did. Key phrase was "The opposite of poverty is not wealth -- the opposite of poverty is justice"
I am really really loving Rio Ferdinand and his spiritedness lately. He is gradually transforming from an overpaid playboy footballer into a courageously principled individual with a high sense of worth and purpose who is not afraid to stand for and defend his principles even at great cost to himself personally.
Last week he refused to wear a campaign T-shirt in support of the "Kick it Our Racism Campaign" in the warm-up to Saturday's game against Stoke City as a gesture meant to
Here's another one of my thoughts about Humans in Animal Skin or is it Animals in Human Skin. In a recent post I described the Honeybadger, one of my fav animals. Today, the animal I want to describe is THE MEERKAT.
Here's a good description I found on the web:
The meerkat is a small mammal that inhabits the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. Meerkats are highly social animals that live in groups called a "mob" or "gang".
Sometimes an individual meerkat
I recently stumbled upon an old thread (I can't locate it now) where someone had asked the village to weigh in on being faced with the choice of dating, I don't recall if it was dating or marrying really, a single parent. My comment there included something to the tune of asking myself if that's my last resort. Reading the above alone, it reads like I am not sensitive to the plights of any parent caught in, or being judgmental of, single parenthood. Far from it. How can I? I will share my own "lessons
That day when we went to visit KJ, we made her take a break from training and go to lunch with us. Did I not tell you she needed me? Had I not asked my friends to let us pay her a visit, we wouldn't have met him.
"Ha! KJ you have hit the jackpot", Shade once said when their relationship got serious. I wanted to be irritated that she thought it was spectacular that KJ would find a man... but she really did hit the jackpot, I couldn't deny it. He wasn't just any man. He was the man. Well-traveled,