How to promote a change.

In the wake of Martin Luther King’s birthday I wanted to share a quote with you that Scott, our designer, posted: “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. I started thinking about ways we can do this, if not to the same magnitude as MLK, then just in our own worlds, homes, jobs and lives....more

Eating Local Made a Little Easier

Rhonda Fleming Hayes ...more

Coats For Kids Drive in Long Island NY

  Did you step outside today? If you live in New York you would have felt a significant drop in temperature.  It was about 16 degrees. Brr! Yes, it is blistering cold.  I am complaining about the weather, too. But for me it is temporary, soon enough I will be in a warm car or house.  I am thankful that I have a roof over my head in all weather conditions....more

Picture This . . . Flying Fish?


Women birth the world

Monday, Aug 25 2008...more

Crisis Camps - Tech Community Reaches Out to Haiti

If the political is personal, so too can the technological be....more


"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may beaten, but they may start a new game." - Goethe   ...more

Rebuilding Mobile Women's Health Clinics in Haiti

PROFAMIL Haiti has provided sexual and reproductive health services in Haiti since 1984. This organization is part of a 40 member organization network called International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). The program in Haiti has three clinics, but the ones in Port-au-Prince, and Jacmel were completely destroyed by the earthquake as you can see by the photo below.  ...more

More Than Your Girlfriend

Tired of the cliches? Just be yourself. There is no one else like you. Follow your calling. Be all that you can be. How? ...more

Maternal Health in Haiti: Why Women and Children Should Come First

I've been reflecting, recently, on my birth experiences with my daughter and my son. They were difficult births - my son's, very difficult - and I've been thinking about how the challenges of those birth experiences shape my general experience as a mother, if at all. And I've been thinking about what a luxury that is, to be able to reflect on all the nuances of the how of giving birth successfully, when for many women, the question is only if. There are too many women in Haiti right now who don't know whether they'll be able to successfully birth their children. ...more

I disagree that medical triage should be done to always put women and children ...more