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Reflections: Money

 April 28, 2010 I wasn't paying much attention to the television. It created much needed background noise and I was absentmindedly flipping through a magazine until I heard a lady say “I actually wished I had ..

Chaos and Desolation

 January 13, 2009 Tohu and Bohu: so the Hebrews named the broken creation, the shells of Chaos and Desolation that preceded the founding of this world. Sitting here alone in the darkness of my mind, this seems an ..

Social Democracy - Not Dead Yet - A Response to Clive Hamilton

 January 10, 2009 Clive Hamilton's Quarterly Essay, “What's Left? The Death of Social Democracy" provides a searing critique of the ALP, and of the politics of “aspiration" and endless economic expansion ..

Water Comes Clean - The World's Need For Safe, Drinkable Water

 November 17, 2008 Water is a naturally recycled product. From evaporation to precipitation, it is continuously in flux. It is channeled by the atmosphere from lakes and streams and oceans, absorbed by clouds and ..

Breaking Poverty Addiction - The Journal

 October 11, 2008 Have you ever wondered how some people work and study hard, but still end up having little to show for it? Health guru, Paul Bragg once mentioned that poverty was an illness. His concept was that ..

The Cabala of Freedom

 October 07, 2008 Something happened a few decades ago, freedom was redefined with money as its goal. Money is greatly esteemed and overvalued to the extent that freedom has been demeaned and made secondary to money. ..

Wetland Restoration and Poverty Reduction Through Ecotourism

 October 07, 2008 Long before there was a wide spread concern about the environment, the population of what is now Diawling National Park (DNP), lived as part of their environment; protecting and utilizing it and the ..

Finding Value in Waste

 October 07, 2008 In the desert village of Ksar Terchane, in the Northern Adrar Region of Mauritania, West Africa, water is the most valuable resource. Villagers live on less than 2 liters (1/2 gallon)/day including ..

The Human Element of Environmentalism

 October 01, 2008 The researchers at Paradise Earth agree that there is a need for stronger environmental policies, but also recognize that we need to find a way to help the environment without forgetting about the ..

The Global Food Crisis - A Perfect Storm?

 September 27, 2008 The Perfect Storm. The world is hit by a global food crisis. A number of factors contribute to what could be described as ‘A Perfect Storm': The price of fuel increased dramatically in the ..

After Ike - The Pathos and Pain of Disaster

 September 17, 2008 After Ike, those of us less affected than many went about the routine of minor clean up. It didn't take long. There were limbs strewn about the property, leaves down in clumps, all the patio ..

Poverty - The Scourge of Africa

 August 25, 2008 The most probable reason poverty exists, is insufficient work opportunities in combination with a lack of basic education and skills training, or is it? In Africa, drought is labled as the most ..

A Health Wake Up Call For Planet Earth!

 August 20, 2008 Here are just some facts regarding planet Earth and its human population: 1. Out of the 6-odd billion humans on planet Earth, around 2 billion have to get by on roughly 2 dollars a day. 2. Every ..

Don't Say OK to Poverty (Stop Obsessing About Madonna!)

 August 11, 2008 A recent spate of articles (that I didn't read) about Madonna and Guy Ritchie's marriage prompted me to write this article, which has been at the back of my mind for some time. Do we really need to ..

When Push Comes to Shove - Which Side Do We Take?

 August 04, 2008 On a normal day, this American is pretty much an optimist. This American believes strongly in the power of the people. This American was reared to believe that we do have a voice and it's up to us to .

Getting Up From Slavery The Climb From Poverty and Bondage of ..

 July 23, 2008 Sometimes one could find out that there are people whose abilities and energy take them far beyond any limitations life tries to place on them. Booker T. Washington was one such person. He rose up ..

Love Was Not Meant For Your Neighbor

 July 20, 2008 I am tired of hearing how important it is to love your neighbor. But love is a personal thing and if I don't love my neighbor it is my own business. In fact there a very few people I actually love. ..

Technology The Key to Alleviate World Poverty

 July 17, 2008 Modern age brought out solution to a lot of human problems. Science and technology have become part and parcel of everyday life. Technology is being used to help resolve the dangling and perplexed ..

Prophecy and the American Economy

 July 16, 2008 As I sat one morning pondering a prophetic message I received over thirty years ago about the American economy I wondered if it would even be worth it to write about it yet once again. I have ..

Fill a Bucket With 44 Pounds Weight in It Place it on Your ..

 July 10, 2008 Fill a bucket with weights totalling 20kg - 44 pounds - and lift it up onto your head - watch your back! Imagine what it must be like to walk for miles every day with this weight of dirty water on ..

Is There Anyone at All Out There Who is Willing to Address the .

 July 07, 2008 Over these past years one matter which has caused me great concern and which I have attempted to address is CORRUPTION. When driving into Bethlehem leading a Pilgrimage I asked the Arab ..

Another Great Depression in the Making Be Prepared

 July 04, 2008 The Great Depression of the last century occurred the year of my birth. I was born at home because there was no money for the hospital. I was born into a poor family and we were subsidized by ..

Is the Life of a Little Child Not More Valuable Than a Man's ..

 June 26, 2008 Imagine if your job was to head up relief work in embattled Zimbabwe. Can you dare contemplate the enormity of the task? Here is someplace where strong dynamic gracious leadership is needed. I have ..

Leaders, Let's Do More to Help Vulnerable Children Who Have to .

 June 26, 2008 Many around our world are living in such tragic conditions and these almost forgotten ones need their plight to be highlighted more and more - even it means the reaction of some will be - O no not ..

Where Are the Leaders Who Will Speak Out About Such Serious ..

 June 26, 2008 Can this really be true? Recent reliable figures state that 126 million children and young people work in dangerous and exploitative occupations. If that is true, that is an awful lot of suffering. ..

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