There are so many lovely, nice, kind-hearted people out there. Seriously, if you did the math, I’m certain that there are proportionally a lot more nice people than bad people out there. If it were only dependent on that proportion, we would live in a wonderful world. And yet we don’t. Why bodes the question:… Read More Lemonisms and Donaghisms: 30 Rock’s definition of charity
This is a very inspiring story – especially considering the age of the person of interest. <!– –>My barefoot challenge By Bilaal Rajan, Friday April 24th 2009 About: Toronto-based author, fundraiser and UNICEF Canada Ambassador Bilaal Rajan is 12 years old and has raised almost $5 million for programs worldwide. During National Volunteer Week (April… Read More Going barefoot for a Cause
Sometimes, being the change implies getting out of your comfort zone, getting out there and doing what needs to be done. And, however cute and funny the people in the story below are, you have to admit: they are doing what they can to help. Even if they kind of look funny doing it. Perhaps,… Read More It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman… Or is it?
As Sahar’s Blog has been evolving, I have been talking to more and more people around about the various subjects it covers. After all, the whole point is to create a forum where various points of views are represented, not just mine! And it always surprises me how people want one thing, say another thing… Read More What we want, What we say and What we do: Not quite the same
Here is a lovely little piece by CBC’s Heather Mallick worth the read and definitely worth the time to reflect on. Give up your rage A Viewpoint by Heather Mallick, posted on CBC.ca on Friday, April 17th 2009 Susan Boyle’s glorious performance on Britain’s Got Talent last week — it went wild online — was many… Read More Be the Change: Overcoming Our Bad Habits
I was going through some old papers a couple of weeks ago (spring cleaning and all that jazz) and found notes I had taken on the French Revolution all the way back in High School. This is one of the very few things I had kept from that time, for the event had left quite… Read More Populist rage: Any hope the 1789 French Revolution will become The 2009 Global Revolution? Part I
It was quite amusing, watch The Colbert Report dated March 16th where Colbert encouraged his audience to join him in creating a huge, angry, pitchfork wielding crowd and go march on AIG (watch the clip here). And while most of us do feel that anger at what happened, we are far too civilized to actually… Read More The AIG bailout debacle: Careful not to let the pitchfork wielding crowds out
President Barack Obama has sent a video message to Iran and its people on Naw Ruz, the Persian New Year that falls on the spring equinox. Interestingly enough, this is at the same time a Zoroastrian religious tradition that became part of the Iranian (non-religious) culture, as well as a Baha’i religious tradition. What a… Read More Barack Obama’s Naw Ruz video message to Iran
For all its worth, the Stewart-Cramer showdown might have served one purpose: to give birth to a man not only brilliant in his analysis of the economy, but who has learned the hard lesson of humility (and no, I did not mean humiliation). Because while my admiration for Jon Sterwart increased exponentially for being so… Read More Sterwart vs Cramer: In Cramer we might be able to trust?
Here is a quote that found its way to my inbox. I found it all the more interesting in the context of the mounting anger of the dwindling number of employees. Strikes are due to two causes. One is the extreme sharpness and rapacity of the capitalists and manufacturers; the other, the excesses, the avidity… Read More To strike or not to strike: justice and equity in a messed up world