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Wander & enjoy the diversity...it feeds your soul “What is more miraculous than the moment?” Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh

Trip: Oregon, USA

There are [36] stories from my trip: Oregon, USA


Grateful for our water...

USA | Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | Views [415]

Our friend, Ted just visited us from Madurai, India where he runs a before & after school program for kids in poverty.  We have seen these bright 'SEED' (Support, Educate, Encourage Disadvantaged) students go from grade school to college &... Read more >


Half The Sky

USA | Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | Views [418] | Comments [1] | Video

Watch the 2 extremely professional, well-done 2-hour episodes from PBS...then help at least 1 girl!  


Universal Language of music and dancing

USA | Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | Views [745] | Video

Fantastic!  Our world is such a rich, diverse and fun place when there is a shared experience of dance, music,  curiosity &  acceptance of differences!                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Pwe-... Read more >

Tags: dancing, feel good music, universal and multi-cultural language


Universal language of music and dancing

USA | Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | Views [593] | Video

Can't help but feel good when you watch this!

Tags: dancing, feel good video, music, world cultures


Honoring Mothers Everywhere!

USA | Thursday, 3 May 2012 | Views [595]

The Nyaka Aids Orphans Project:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4OV47cvEog&feature=g-upl


Honey Bees

USA | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Views [715]

Although these flowers and busy bees were flying about in our front yard this early spring, it would be GREAT to have a hive or two!    Made by Hand / No 3 The Beekeeper from Made by Hand on Vimeo .


The Girl Effect!

USA | Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | Views [801] | Video

Help Nyaka win the Nike Girl Effect Challenge!    Nyaka is participating in the first ever Nike Girl Effect Challenge. Twelve organizations across the world will be selected to earn a spot under the Girl Effect umbrella and win a portion of the funding ... Read more >


Kiva - love it!

USA | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | Views [571] | Video

Kiva, a non-profit organization connects people through lending - to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25...Learn more at:  http://www.kiva.org/ ... Read more >


Halloween dogs...

USA | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | Views [459] | Video

No matter where you go in the world, dogs are fun to watch!


Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir of 2000 voices

USA | Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | Views [770] | Video

Enjoy!  What 1 man did to unite world-wide voices! This is from his TED talk - different from what is shown in the video next to this text:  http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_whitacre_a_virtual_choir_2_000_voices_strong.html

Tags: choir, eric whitacre, inspirational music, virtual choir, world voices


Forks Over Knives

USA | Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | Views [807]

Movie coming soon -  FORKS OVER KNIVES                  http://www.forksoverknives.com  examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our ... Read more >

Tags: food, health, nutrition, plant-based diet, vegan, vegetarian


Help your favorite school!

USA | Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | Views [530]

We just saw the eye-opening movie, "Waiting for Superman."  We were also given $15 gift cards to donate to any school or project that we especially liked.  The teachers, students, & projects are so inspirational AND giving is so much ... Read more >

Tags: education, educational projects, learning, students, us schools


Piano stairs!

USA | Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 | Views [925] | Video

When life's fun...an adventure...interesting...You don't even think about how hard it may be...ENJOY the video!


Recycle your hair...

USA | Friday, 21 May 2010 | Views [602]

Does your hair salon recycle hair? Donate your own hair or... Does your dog grooming shop recycle hair?  Here are some great ways to use all that hair - for oil spills happening around the world!   http://www.youtube.com/user/matteroftrust

Tags: donate hair, hair, hair salons


Don't drive & phone... Sign the "No Phone Zone" pledge!

USA | Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | Views [1061]

As ET said, "Phone home" but...after you are safely stopped! NOTHING you have to say is so important (unless YOU are in an accident) that can't wait until you are safely stopped on the side of the road!   Take the pledge!  http://www.oprah.... Read more >

Tags: driving, phone use while driving, texting


Mother's Day - around the world

USA | Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | Views [602] | Video

Mother’s Day Messages of Hope and Peace from Women for Women International "Regardless of where they come from or what their circumstances may be, mothers everywhere share the same hopes and dreams: to have the means to take care of themselves ... Read more >

Tags: children, mothers, mothers day


What do you do with an aunty & a spoon?

USA | Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | Views [756] | Comments [1] | Video

My daughter Kirsten said, "It all started at last years AIF (American India Foundation) orientation in Delhi.  The other AIF "Fellows" were asking "How do we make curd?"  I said, "Well...you just need an aunty and a spoon.... Read more >

Tags: acidophilus, curd, how to make yogurt, india, pro-biotic, yogurt


Congratulations President Obama!

USA | Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | Views [549]

Way to go for the team that put the health care reform together!  After watching President Obama's speech of 'celebration & call to action' last night, I was struck by the lack of civility in Congress.  Several who expressed it best are -   Update ... Read more >

Tags: civil rights, health care, health care insurance


“Shall We Dance?”

USA | Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 | Views [1054] | Video

In this movie, Susan Sarandon’s character (Beverly Clark) says to her private investigator , “Why is it do you think - people get married…because we need a witness to our lives.   There’s a billion people on the planet.   What does any one ... Read more >

Tags: families, friends, marriage, people in our lives, witnessing


Vitamin D deficiency, sunscreen, Michael Holick, PhD, MD

USA | Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | Views [1048] | Video

Besides Dr. Holick, Dr. Oz has talked about the importance of Vit D3...even if you have just a few minutes to watch this video, it has important information!

Tags: diabetes, fibromyalgia, prevention of chronic diseases, skin & bone research, sun, sunscreen, vit d


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