Ripples

Ripples of hope

Ripples of hope moving across bodies of water & land. Ripples of hope lapping against bodies, real bodies. Small thoughts that give birth to big ideas. Single words that build sentences of justice. Tiny acts that go unnoticed by the many, but felt deeply by the one. These are the ripples of hope that make […]

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front to back

We’ve got to have it all under control. Tightly tied together. Life’s little strings can’t be left hanging loose. What mess, what clutter. They’re showing all our imperfections. ‘Cos we’re all perfect, we’re alright. Well that’s how it appears when you see us floating on the surface. You’d think it true until you looked long […]

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social justice day

Today is World Day of Social Justice. ‘Social justice’ in my mind is protection from (to put it simply) injustice. It’s giving those without the same freedoms and rights I enjoy – those freedoms and rights because they are a human, just like me. This day represents an International Labour Organisation’s declaration (under the UN) taken in […]

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the act to match

What are you going to do about it, when someone does something you don’t agree with? They’re loud and proud about it, but you know the real cost to them and to others. Yet, they’re doing it, and so all you’ve got is your bad opinion against the action, right? It almost doesn’t stand up […]

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sold out to

And so it goes that I have one week left of driving on the wrong side of the right side of the road and one week to get as much gyros-pita inside of me as I can. One week to make late night ice-cream runs when I feel the need and one week of speaking […]

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the A21 intern who is a-mazing.

This is one amazing blog post written by one amazing Scottish lassie. She is the LONGEST standing intern in the Greece A21 office (and A21 offices worldwide). Check out her heart for this justice work, and I dare you not to be inspired. Plus she’s my roomie. Plus she’s cool. Sooooooo get reading!  http://blog.thea21campaign.org/?p=193

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it’s simple

I came with ignorance. A window cleaner walking the traffic line is simply working for his pay. A boy juggling between the traffic is clearly working for his family. But here in this concrete city, it is the gateway to Europe for the business of trafficking people. Nothing is clear, and simple is complicated. This […]

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bring it back

It’s the simple things that bring dignity back. That doesn’t mean that bringing dignity back is simple, but it’s simply simple things that do it. You must take care and lots of it. What restores value? It’s love. So you’ve got to make that obvious. So obvious that it’s bold and strong; Like a coffee […]

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one by one

Changing the world is too big a concept for me. The idea inspires and frightens me in one intake of breath. I don’t know where to start. With this or that or here or there. So much so that I end up doing neither this nor that and I am neither here nor there. Trapped […]

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