Monday, October 31, 2011

Tom Brokaw's new book urges people to make a difference

"Just in time for the 2012 general election, Tom Brokaw has written a book that begins with the sentence: 'What happened to the America I thought I knew?' It's easy to imagine Republicans and Democrats flipping through it for ideas on how to avoid another debt ceiling debate, improve educational opportunities for all, or pursue green energy initiatives."

Click here for more about Brokaw's new book.

No Need to Keep Jumping

"There's a proverb that says if you love something, let it go. If it returns, it's yours. If not, well, it never belonged to you in the first place. But had my son Braden written that proverb it would go more like this: 'If you love something and it won't cooperate, stomp the guts out of it.'"

Check out Braden's story here.

They're playing our poem

"If you want to make Stephen Sondheim mad enough to swat you over the head with a rolled-up musical score, try this:

Call him a poet."

Get into the debate here.

World Vision invites Parisians to take a chance at life: Will you be left hungry?

"On the eve of the G20 Summit in Cannes, France, World Vision invites Parisians to learn more about the
'geographic lottery' of life by participating in a game of chance. Chance dictates where each of us is born – and whether or not we will have enough to eat, be able to attend school, or live to see past our fifth birthday. As global leaders meet to discuss critical issues for our world today, including many that impact food security and nutrition, this interactive, thought-provoking experience encourages each participant to take action and urge G20 leaders to remember those children born on the wrong side of chance."

Read more on this event here.