A year ago Kane Ryan decided to make the change from traveller and observer to someone with the ability to change, however small, the lives of the poor in India. That was the beginning of The Dirty Wall Project, a tiny charity with a very big vision. This is the first of Kane’s series of special posts for Life As A Human as he begins his journey back to the slums of India.
Archives for August 2010
I have always believed there had to be a special place for people who inflicted cruel harm on animals with a personal agenda as the justification. Recently I began to see there may be a correlation between the heartless and a certain member of the animal kingdom that helps make sense of a senseless world at times. And it’s a perfect solution.
After many years of not writing, a man feels compelled to sit down with paper and pad. He reflects on the curious hesitation he feels, is puzzled by the resistance he senses within himself. Is he doubting his talent, or is there something more?
Who is the most photographed child in the world: the Kennedy children, Shirley Temple, or Suri Cruise? In the age of digital photography, does that question have any meaning?
Aren’t Buddhists all supposed to be sitting alone in caves or lined up like shrubs in some monastery? Rick Bateman explores friendship and communication as a vital aspect of the spiritual life.
Our traveller shares her drink recipe inspired by Saskatchewan.
Thriving On the Other Side visits a shaman in the Christian tradition who helps release Thriving from the dark entity sapping her emotional and physical strength.
Victoria Grandmothers for Africa are dynamic activists, awesome fundraisers, and part of a national movement committed to supporting the African grandmothers who are raising their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren.
When marriages break up, what do we take with us and what do we leave behind? Is it too little? Is it ever enough? Michael Lebowitz offers up his moving day list.
There is a plague of government workers upon the land and we may have to turn to the 18th century essayist Jonathan Swift and his Modest Proposal for a solution. With apologies to Mr. Swift.