I was sipping an overpriced Americano in a small, aggressively hip coffee shop Monday when the news broke about the bombing at the Boston Marathon. I’d only meant to sit down for a few minutes, but ended spending over two hours there nursing my cold coffee and obsessively refreshing my Twitter feed....more
Maybe it’s just semantics to some, maybe I’m splitting hairs but I have a real beef with the idea of being sympathetic. In my mind, and I’m willing to admit that maybe it’s just me, sympathy is both passive and selfish....more
#SandyHelp – From the official Twitter feed for the NY Red Cross (@redcrossny)-times and locations of hot meal and assistance distribution sites for those affected by Hurricane #Sandy. The website for the NY Red Cross is : http://www.nyredcross.org and they serve NYC, Long Island, Lower Hudson Valley & Greenwich, Ct.For November 6, 2012:...more
The March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have left hundreds of thousands in a state of dire need. This week, food bloggers and people in the restaurant industry around the country are stepping in to help in any way they can during the April 2 Bakesale for Japan, a fundraiser for Peace Winds Japan and Peace Winds America. Both groups are dedicated to supporting people affected by natural disaster.
Like so many of you, I learned about the earthquake in Japan from Twitter, following the best inside news source I can find: BlogHer Makiko Itoh on her blog, Just Hungry, and on Twitter (@makiwi).
The house we were staying in was on 8 acres, and is one of the lucky few in Léogâne to have survived the quake. At one point, there had been 750 people living in tents in the field beside the house. Now there are 18 families, all related in some way to the house or the camp (housekeepers, counselors, etc.). That's where all the kids were coming from, and there were many more.