Saturday, March 19, 2011

Considering Current Events

It has been a while since I updated my blog. I've been to America and back and on a short trip to Jordan.

Meanwhile, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya are all undergoing revolutions with varying degrees of success. As I'm writing this, American and European forces are organizing a military intervention in Libya.

Japan has suffered through an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster.

I have been on a hiatus from my Google Reader for Lent, but I wanted to update my blog to tell you about my friends Joel and Ashley who designed a poster to raise money for the American Red Cross efforts in Japan. They are donating 90% of the proceeds, and they have already raised $1,000! Please consider visiting their website and buying one:

The concept behind their poster is the Japanese legend that if you fold a thousand paper cranes, you can make a wish and it will be granted. I first heard about this legend at the 9-11 memorial museum in New York City. They have on display a thousand paper cranes folded by a child suffering from radiation poisoning after Hiroshima. After 9-11, she donated the cranes to New York along with a wish for world peace.

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