It’s easy to be wrapped up in your own life. In your own life, you are responsible for only yourself, your problems belong to you, and for the most part, you know what’s going on. It isn’t necessarily a selfish way to live; it’s the safer, less overwhelming way to live. Nevertheless, I think it’s very important to know what’s going on not just in your neighborhood, but across the country and across the world.
I don’t remember if I’ve posted this before, but I ran across it again and thought that I really should let everyone else in on it. The Big Picture is a news section on Boston.com that has one news article per day and an enormous beautiful picture that accompanies it. It’s really awesome to see such great big photos on a news site. All news should just be photos from now on, I think.
If you’re not familiar with PES’s work- it’s a series of stop-motion animation ranging from naughty naughty chairs on the roof top to all time favorite arcade games.
Nicole Cahill had a stroke and went into a coma when she was only 6 years old, which caused a swelling in her brain. She has been confined to a wheelchair ever since then, but there’s finally some good news for this poor little girl. Surgeons in New York think that that a ground-breaking surgery might get little Nicole out of her wheelchair and walking again, and two guys, Master Massey & Shyhhy Welly, have added some humor to fundraising for Nicole’s operation.
Massey and Welley have a new single titled “Boobies” which will be released on August 1st and all proceeds will go to the Nicole Cahill fund. The song really has nothing to do with Nicole’s condition obviously, but these two guys just wanted to help and any way they can help is much appreciated, I’m sure. Check out the video for the song below.
Everyday we drink water without even thinking about it. It’s there, we have it, it’s good. But what about all those people around the world who don’t have access to safe water? According to UNICEF, there are almost 1 billion of those people. That’s a pretty big number, and water is really important if you expect to survive, don’t you think?. Of those 1 billion people, a child dies every 15 seconds due to a water-related disease, because the only water they have is so unsafe and polluted.
Hearing these numbers is heartbreaking, but there’s actually something you can do. We’re a little bit late on this one for this year, but this program will take place again next year. The Tap Project had gotten more than 2,350 restaurants to participate in their program and each of these restaurants accepted a minimum of a $1 donation for the tap water their customers drank, which is normally free. This one dollar is enough to provide a child with 40 days of clean drinking water. People didn’t even have to do anything out of their normal schedule, Just go to a restaurant as usual, as long as it’s a participating Tap Project one and that’s it.