Friday, February 27, 2009
Real People - Real Stories
This is a sidestep from the economy, but it stays true to the spirit of what I want to collect here - personal stories. It's a crowded blogosphere and good things can get lost in the shuffle. Please do not miss this:
Do you want to understand what it's like to be an Iraqi right now? Are you willing to do a little of your own reading and thinking instead of sitting in front of the best news team on television with your brain on "fill"? Then rejoice. Dr. Mohammed is an Iraqi dentist, a voice from the streets who is describing life as it is now.
How about a woman who is a doctor in Gaza? Yet another heart-wrenching blog.
Then there are stories from Tibet, told from the inside.
These are just three. There are blogs from people all over the world, people who desperately want the rest of us to hear them, to know what their lives are.
I suddenly see just what an amazing gift the Internet is. Communication leads to understanding...and understanding leads to cooperation.