In Others’ Blogs

Here’s what others are posting this week:

Yoo-Mi has written a beautiful essay about what it means to travel and to engage with the world, inspired by the lovely film, The Motorcycle Diaries. I note that the film’s website has a wonderful interactive feature, asking people to contribute their stories of travel, adventure, and shift of perspective. It asks: How has the world changed you?

Our fabulous friends at Be The Cause have blogged extensively about their recently completed service journey to South Africa. This makes for inspiring reading and illustrates how much we are blessed when we have the opportunity to serve.

Fred Hsu reports on an interesting piece of appropriately scaled technology for the developing world: cooking stoves that make efficient use of biofuels.

Pavi Krishnan shares her thoughts on adoption and those who “love that widely and that well” to parent children who are not their own. Or, to put it more aptly: who understand that all children are their own.

Rahul Brown, who was in Pondicherry when the tsunami hit the shores of Southern India on the morning of December 26, reflects on the tragedy, and and on the strange grace that seems to envelope him in a shroud of safety.

Read! Post! Thrive!

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