Books Worth a Look

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave - This book is a must read. Better than anything else I've read, it takes you vividly into the life of a person in the 3rd world who has no choice but to escape. It is brilliantly written & works well as an audio book. Often I've sent info about the wonderful refugees I've met in Europe. We know only so much of their plight as it is painful for them to recall much less live through again by recounting it. But over time it is clear what they've lived through. This book is excellent as you discover the horrors of their world. Somewhat how to me, it is like being in Europe near a Concentration Camp. One has an obligation to visit it. 'Never to Forget.' In this case, to have our eyes opened.
  • Garbage King by Eliz Laird - The book is set on the streets on Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia and here lives Mamo and his sister Tiggist. When Mamo's "uncle" offers a job, he soon sets out on a bus to work. Little does he know that he is actually being sold into slavery...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Spain vs. Netherlands

In case you missed seeing the game (as I did driving across Ohio - though I did get to see some at a truck stop! And heard goal on radio. 1st 1/2 I heard the game in Spanish - hmm - I need to get back to my Spanish study!)

You might enjoy this.

Brick-by-brick: Spain v Holland
Brick-by-brick fussball: The 2010 World Cup final: Holland 0-1 Spain
A recreation of the 2010 World Cup final, in which Spain kept all their pieces together despite dirty play from the Dutch

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Thoughts on the amazing people I get to meet.

Rich, my 19 year old friend, soon to be Franciscan and recent community member at Haley House in Boston. An article he wrote.