Okay, so it’s August and I just got back from vacation. As much as I really, really want to write about deep, important stuff & people who are making the world a better place … I’ve got those slow, sweltering August blues and I’m not really back in the hopey-changey groove yet.
Then it occurred to me that maybe you could use a break from all the problems of the world, too –so I’m hereby instituting Shallow Friday. Today, whoever sends me the best photo of themselves on a beach will get $100 … but be forewarned, I’m going to post it on my blog tomorrow. You can include your kid, your pooch (both kinds) or whatever you’d like, but I am going to publish it, so be prepared for mass adulation, possibly global fame. (Please send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tomorrow, it’s back to the trenches!
What Gives News Flash!
On May 6, I posted a blog on Darcey Donovan who started PAKSBAB to build earthquake-resistant straw-bale houses for people in Pakistan. Darcey’s sister Stacey McGrath, jeweler-extraordinaire, held a house party here in Atlanta, donated all her jewelry, and raised a bunch of money for Darcey to build a house for Maziky Bibi, an impoverished Pakistani widow and grandmother. Thanks to Stacey & friends, the foundation has been built – and the straw bales are ready to go up. Sisterhood IS powerful!