Thursday, September 01, 2005

Not about me or what I think.....

Yesterday was World Blog Day. I missed it...but surfing through the other fiber blogs that I read, I was not alone. Of course, Katrina was a part of that. But enough about our own personal emotional responses. Let's take a look outside the box that we usually live in and look around the world.

Start with Rebecca MacKinnnon's Blog for some international flavor.

Then go to Katrina Aftermath to read and participate in a public forum.

For a "geek's" perspective on providing help go read Tech pros ask: how can we help with Katrina's recovery? There are also satellite pictures of the storm if you go to later entries on Boing Boing.

Another place to poke around is Global Voices Online. If you look in the bar on the righthand side, there's a link to a bloglines account with feeds from all over the world.

For the past two decades, we've been watching the increasing social stratification of the US. For thoughts on this as it relates to Katrina, go read David Brooks' op ed piece in today's New York Times.

If nothing else, I hope this entry urges you to think. Think deeply. Think not just about yourself, but your relationship to community, state, country, and the world. And once your thoughts begin to form....ACT.

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