Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanks and Eid


I have been talking to my students lately about doing something with their lives that would make a difference in the world. We have been watching news videos about people who have done seemingly small things that have had large effects. I recently came across an effort to do just that. And the link here is for Global Giving and specifically dealing with helping Palestinian children. Please check it out and pass it on.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Negative Phenomena aka It

OOOoooOooooo... 'negative phenomena' has such a cryptic, spooky sound to it.
Perhaps that is indeed the intent for calling *it* so, for what, in actuality, is this phenomena anyway?
Whatever *it* is the government is looking at trying to study *it*, contain *it*, and fix *it*.
*It* has been accredited with the demise of the society and the backtracking in the country's development.
Indeed, if we could only pin *it* down and censor *it* , then we could once again start progressing.
Alas, I fear that if we keep looking without
for the elusive *it*,
we will fail to see the *it*
of our own makings
from
within.