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How to Help in a Pandemic: Ask Before You Donate 1,000 Pizzas – The New York Times

A Brooklyn priest learned to cut through the red tape after Hurricane Sandy. He has lessons for us.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/nyregion/coronavirus-help-healthcare-workers.html

Love the exploration of tactical altruism here…

www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/margaret-burbidge-who-explored-the-universes-distant-reaches-dies-at-100/2020/04/07/0ff8151e-78ce-11ea-a130-df573469f094_story.html

Story Time From Space | T2 Science & Math Education Consultants

Story Time From Space | T2 Science & Math Education Consultants
— Read on storytimefromspace.com/

Love this!

Drawing Lessons

youtu.be/p8yhH7AHty8

JJK, illustrator of many books including Hey Kiddo and the lunch lady series teaches drawing

In Trump’s Jaded Capital, Marie Yovanovitch’s Uncynical Outrage in the Impeachment Hearings | The New Yorker

Susan Glasser on the former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie (Masha) Yovanovitch’s testimony in the Trump impeachment hearings.
— Read on www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/in-trumps-jaded-capital-marie-yovanovitchs-uncynical-outrage

StoryCorps: He Traded Single Life To Be Foster ‘Pop’ To More Than 50 Kids : NPR

Roberto and I are foster parents to a young woman who came to us at age 17 and has chosen to stay in our home. Youth in transition to adulthood need caring, loving adults in their lives. Ninety percent of what we do as foster parents to a teenager is just showing up, supporting her choices and listening.

This story might inspire you to become a mentor or foster parent. It might also make you grateful for your own family and more understanding of those who have to build families of choice.

StoryCorps: He Traded Single Life To Be Foster ‘Pop’ To More Than 50 Kids : NPR
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/10/18/770985354/he-traded-single-life-to-be-foster-pop-to-more-than-50-kids

A long ride through memories…

One summer, I rode the Rock Island line downtown to the La Salle Street station. I took photography classes at Columbia College and loved wandering the streets of Chicago.

This isn’t the first time I have taken the Blue Line to O’Hare, either. Today it will be challenging since there were mechanical delays… but that’s part of the adventure of public transportation.

US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka warms hearts by consoling Coco Gauff – BBC Sport

Defending US Open champion Naomi Osaka wins hearts all over again when she consoles teenager Coco Gauff after beating her in the third round.
— Read on www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/49539902

GUEST POST: Walking With Naomi | Lent Devo 2019, Holy Week

I’m always honored to participate in a Lenten reflection series, and particularly this year when I was invited to write this post.

Leaven in the World

BY LISA HELENE DONOVAN BACALSKI

This is the fourteenth in a series of posts. Today’s reflection is on the book of Ruth.

If Lent is a journey through the desert to the fruitful promise of Easter, then I’d like to ask Naomi for some travel tips. In the book of Ruth, we read that she fled famine with her family and settled in the land of Moab, the longtime enemies of her people. Not only that, her sons married Moabite women after her husband died. Then they themselves died and left her a widow with no grandsons to protect and provide for her.

This was probably not the life Naomi envisioned for herself as a girl in Bethlehem, but her tragedy became the cornerstone of our salvation history. She decides to leave Moab when she hears that the famine has finally ended. Both her daughters-in-law accompany her on…

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