Sendai, Japan

Almost exactly two years ago I got to visit a close friend in Sendai, Japan. I was fortunate that the cherry blossoms were in bloom and the weather was turning quickly from rainy to wonderful. It was certainly a new experience to be there speaking absolutely no Japanese, but my friend was patient with me … Continue reading

Life on the Road

Photo: Olav A. Saltbones/Norwegian Red Cross For the last six months, we have read every sad story imaginable about Haiti and its orphans and widows. We have been frustrated alongside relief workers who can’t get supplies into the hardest-hit places. We have felt the confusion of the government, which wants to rebuild but is paralyzed … Continue reading

A New Earthquake or a Fabulous Easter Gift?

Monsanto has announced that they will ship $4 million worth of seeds into earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The seed gift will include corn, cabbage, carrot, eggplant, melon, onion, tomato, spinach, and watermelon. The first 60 tons arrived in Haiti last week. When Haiti approved the donation back in April, Monsanto called it a “fabulous Easter gift.” But Haitians … Continue reading

Water in Your Community

In the last month, as we’ve talked about water, everything that could go wrong with it pretty much has. Our seas have been polluted beyond repair by the BP oil spill. Nashville is underwater. Droughts are creating water refugees in the Middle East. Earthquake victims around the world still seek fresh water, even after months … Continue reading

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