Taking Root

Recognized as Time Magazine’s Hero of the Planet, Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and political activist was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  She earned her bachelor’s and master degrees and completed her doctorate in the United States.  When it came to the environment, she has been a gargantuan force in the …

GoodWeave

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful - Kailash Satyarthi I was doing research on child labor in South Asia and came across a website for an organization called, GoodWeave.  "GoodWeave aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach …

Donna Summer

I was shocked and saddened when I learned that Donna Summer was dead at the age of 63.   When you think disco, you think of the queen of disco who belted out songs like "I Need Love", "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls".  Of course, when you ask men which song they like best by …

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