with eyes open wide
We’re heading to Bocas del Toro, Panamá today!! It’s where my boyfriend’s family lives, so it’s going to be a great trip.
Before I go, I’ll leave you with some great internet reading from the past few weeks (I’ve been on vacation so some articles are a few weeks old now).
40 Must-See Photos From the Past (Bored Panda) – I love old photos and history. Some of these photos are just unbelievable. Definitely a good album to flip through.
Normal People Doing Normal Things: Processing Westgate (mama congo) – This blog is written by two young American mothers living in the DR Congo. I love how she really puts the Westgate Mall tragedy in Kenya into perspective. Unfortunately there aren’t many safe places left in the world (if any?).
Trader Joe’s Ex-President to Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals (NPR) – I really really really hate food waste. It is inspiring to see what Doug Rauch is doing with Daily Table. As he calls it, “recovering food” from farmers and supermarkets and turning it into a cheap but healthy meal.
Plutocrats Feeling Persecuted (NY Times) – Paul Krugman loves to pick on rich people. And it’s pretty darn easy in this economic climate. This time he’s going after two big wigs in the finance industry who were ridiculously defending their privileges quite strongly.
See The 5 Kick-Ass Women This Mom Dressed Her Daughter As (Upworthy) – Really creative photo shoot!
In Trial, Romania Warily Revisits a Brutal Past (NY Times) – Romania is a country the international media doesn’t spend much time on. I was surprised to read this article and learn about the current political climate. Or should I saw how past politics are still deeply ingrained in the current atmosphere.
Sister Angelique: How one person can change the world (Al Jazeera) – An incredible lady working in her home country of the DR Congo to support women and children physically and mentally disturbed by the LR Army. What a strong and courageous heart!
Nigerian Weddings: Money and Marriage in a Massive African Economy (The Daily Beast) – This is really just a slideshow of wedding photos, but it gives brief commentary of the wide income disparity in Nigeria. Typically photos from Africa are always of very poor and sick people. But the truth is that there is a small percentage of the population who are doing very very well, usually corruptly.