Reaching Out

School on wheels brings classes to Indian slums

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HYDERABAD, India — On a hot afternoon, a bright orange bus drives into a slum area of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, parking amidst shelters made of tarpaulins and bits of wood. Barefoot children come running, eyes shining, and troop inside. It’s a school on wheels that brings education to the doorstep of disadvantaged children […]

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How Can I Help?

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Humans are by nature a communal species. We tend to enjoy participation with others. This is not to say that we do not enjoy our alone time. It is simply that when we help or assist others we share an experience, which can be enriching for all concerned. I receive requests from people asking me […]

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For the Want of a Home

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From Bronwyn Harris for Teaching Tolerance: Like many of us, I sometimes overuse the word “need.” I have a tendency to say that I need the new iPhone or I need a pedicure, even though those are clearly things that I want, rather than need. My greatest lesson on distinguishing between a want and a […]

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Portraits from Kathputli Nagar

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(Text and Photos by: Isaak J. Liptzin ) I arrived in Jaipur intending to stay only for a few days, but I ended up meeting a group of people who lived in the Kathputli colony. (click to see the photogallery) I visited their home, and spoke to them about the school they were trying to […]

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Pay It Forward Conversation

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Yesterday in Buellton, CA (which is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and the little town of Cambria, where I live) I met up with Charley Johnson in person. I’ve worked with Charley for years, but I live in Cambria and he lives in Salt Lake City. So it’s been email, phone, Skype…everything but sitting down […]

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Doing Something Right

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by Kristie Wang Transforming inmates into entrepreneurs in Texas — and saving millions of tax dollars Texas has been the center of a swirl of controversy lately in two very different arenas: the state’s enthusiastic embrace of the death penalty, and Republican frontrunner Rick Perry’s touted track record of job creation. Perry’s history of job […]

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A Fulfilling Life is an Open Life

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I’m grateful to my friends for teaching me that living a fulfilling life means being willing to constantly open myself up to new experiences, new perspectives, new moments of meeting, and new feelings of caring.  A fulfilling life is an open life, a way of living with an open mind and an open heart. Please […]

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3 College Students, 2 Charities, 1 Great Adventure

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On Sunday, August 7th at noon, Skate Treks For Charity ends a 13 day, 260 mile, push-powered journey down the coast of California.  Their goal has been to raise money and awareness for their two favorite charities, Mourning Star Center and Camp Erin. Both children’s charities help youth who have suffered the loss of a […]

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Moments Count is collecting your pebbles

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Moments Count is committed to the concept that every person has a purpose and the power to change the world. We work to create worldwide conversation. You see, we know that diverse engagement energizes ideas and facilitates opportunities to take action and improve the world we all share. Sharing ideas sets a kind of magical […]

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Everyone Deserves to Have their Voice Heard | Words from the wind

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Today, I had a wonderful talk with an old homeless man. At the end of it, he looked at me almost with tears in his eyes and he said “You know what, I love you, man. Everyone either ignores me or yells at me. You took the time to actually listen to me and that […]

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