Showing posts from November 6, 2011

MOA Tonight

We listen to music and talk to people. Watch on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at ( ; we run from 10-11PM MT, but Facebook's time drop-down is a little funky today).Watch previous shows on YouTube at , and check out the backgrounds at . Join us at MOA's Facebook page ( for discussion throughout the week. :) Also this week, we're honored to be joined by Chris Sandoval, photographer and videographer from Vale, OR, who will be in the studio with us to discuss his recent trip back east, share his photos and videos thereof, and answer whatever questions y'all may have. :) Band info at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

His Libraries, 12,000 So Far, Change Lives

CAI LEI, Vietnam ONE of the legendary triumphs of philanthropy was Andrew Carnegie’s construction of more than 2,500 libraries around the world. It’s renowned as a stimulus to learning that can never be matched — except that, numerically, it has already been surpassed several times over by an American man you’ve probably never heard of. I came here to Vietnam to see John Wood hand out his 10 millionth book at a library that his team founded in this village in the Mekong Delta — as hundreds of local children cheered and embraced the books he brought as if they were the rarest of [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I invite you to comment on this column on my blog, On the Ground . Please also join me on Facebook and Google+ , watch my YouTube videos and follow me on Twitter . Full article at Yes, yes, yes. $250 a *year* to feed, house, clothe, and educate a girl, not through a government or religious program, but a private initiative with no incentive to ind

Earthquakes in Okie

Hopin' everyone in the range of these things is doin' a-okay. And that there aren't any more. Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Life Sentence for Possession of Child Pornography Spurs Debate

Does downloading child pornography from the Internet deserve the same criminal punishment as first-degree murder? A circuit court judge in Florida clearly thinks so: On Thursday, he sentenced Daniel Enrique Guevara Vilca, a 26-year-old stockroom worker whose home computer was found to contain hundreds of pornographic images of children, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But the severity of the justice meted out to Mr. Vilca, who had no previous criminal record, has led some criminal justice experts to question whether increasingly [...] Full article at "... we ought to punish people for what they do, not for our fear." Agreed. Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Mothers and Sleep Medication

THE indiscriminate worries and ruminations that churn through the mind of Cheryl Downs McCoy are matters most working mothers have rifled through at some point: “I need to call that guy about fixing the car. I think I’ve run out my daughter’s favorite snack. Should I change the batteries in the smoke alarm?” These are entirely acceptable matters to ponder. But not at 3 in the morning. Yet that is when Ms. McCoy, a 45-year-old museum exhibit writer in Oakland, Calif., lies awake, debating and categorizing the details of working motherhood. “Most of the time I get stuck mulling over the logistics of how everything’s going to [...] Full article at "Mother’s little helper of the new millennium may in fact be the sleeping pill — a prescription not likely to inspire a jaunty pop song anytime soon." The original 'mother's little helper' is a sleeping pill, too, and still in use as such; not sure what they're on about there. I do think