The Life of Bon: Around the Web

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Around the Web

It's Tuesday!  We're reading Tuesdays with Morrie in my English class and all of a sudden I kind of have this special place in my heart for Tuesdays.  They're so regular.  So routine.  And there is something beautiful about that. I've read Tuesdays with Morrie for four years in my classroom now.  This year it is getting to me in a way that it never has before.  I don't know if it's because I've had a baby or because I just generally feel more vulnerable than I ever had before, but I have really relished the time I have had to reread it.  If you haven't read that bad boy yet, you need to.  (And you can see Morrie's real life interview with Ted Koppel here.)

And now, for this week's edition of Around the Web.  Everything that I have found on the world wide web this week that I have really loved...

The people behind this etsy shop are based in Kampala, Uganda.  They work with teenage boys who used to live on the streets. These folks have a home where the boys are able to find a space off the streets where they can heal and prepare for their futures. They also work with a group of ladies that live in one of the slums in downtown Kampala where they make beautiful handmade jewelry from paper beads.  The women are paid per piece that they make, ensuring that they earn a fair wage for their works and are able to provide for their families.  The profits from the jewelry are then used to help provide for the boys in the home.  Pretty cool, huh?  People's generosity never ceases to amaze me.  (These earrings are $5 a set.  Hop on over and snatch one up.)

I've seen this article floating around a few places on the internet and finally clicked over.  I found it very insightful. Lasting relationships come down to these two traits. Can you guess what they are?

An interesting blog post this week from Nat the Fat Rat on blog criticism.  I don't agree with everything she says, but I do love this line, "My failure does not make your cruelty okay."

I kind of want these pictures all over my home.  Korean artist, Puung, is setting out to show what "real love" looks like.  Not grandiose, not running throw airports, just the every day real love.  According to her, “Love is something that everybody can relate to. And Love comes in ways that we can easily overlook in our daily lives. So, I try to find the meaning of love in our daily lives and make it into artwork."  Hard to choose a favorite, but the one below gets me.  

What is your favorite thing you found on the internet this week?  Share with me!

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