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“The world’s beauty is in soap bubbles, little specks of dust, galaxy shards, tiny things swept under the rugs that we stomp on day after day because we’re too busy to notice small treasures...The busy ghost presses his hands into my back and pushes me one way or the other to do this or that. I want to stop to see, to think, to breathe. I want to put my ear to the soil and listen for the ants. I want to daydream, fly a kite, run my hands through thick, green grass...” (Ophelia Blooming)

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“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Sprawl: Re: Peace Corps News Story →

Well said.

the-sprawl:

Please do not make the mistake of judging a whole organization as good or bad based on Kate Puzey’s story. That would be incredibly sad and belittle the amazing work and friendships that Peace Corps volunteers have acheived over the last 50 years.

After the news report I’ve been scanning…

Jan 15th at 12PM / via: the-sprawl / op: the-sprawl / tagged: peace corps. aid work. / reblog / 5 notes

Skeptical Blender: Peace Corps rape controversy →

My two cents: I do not understand why Peace Corps volunteers, especially the ones who have fallen or have run into dangerous situations while in service, are not treated with the esteem that the military treats their soldiers, or that the public treats the soldiers. I see so many similarities in the relationships between military/soldier and PC/volunteer. Yes, there are many differences, as well, but would all of this have been quite as big of an issue if PC had held up the fallen & taken more care with dealing with their families? Why does society as a whole treat these two groups so differently?

skepticalblender:

Twitter is… atwitter… with consternation about an ABC News 20/20 investigation which aired tonight. After an investigation, ABC learned that “more than 1,000 young American women have been raped or sexually assaulted” since 2000.

My heart definitely goes out to these people. What they went…