"Japanese doctors said that those who had been killed by the blast itself died instantly. But presently, according to these doctors, those who had suffered only small burns found their appetite failing, their hair falling out, their gums bleeding. They developed temperatures of 104, vomited blood, and died. It was discovered that they had lost 86 percent of their white blood corpuscles.
06 Aug 2013 Leave a Comment
24 Jul 2013 Leave a Comment
Eyes speak a universal language, and no
interpreter is needed
Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.
These eyes tell the stories of children around the world.
They speak of war, deprivation, and loss.
There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
15 Jul 2013 Leave a Comment
Returning family of refugees in their destroyed home in Herat, Afghanistan
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction,
the cement that binds closer together,
and the music that brings harmony.
- Eva Burrows
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
18 Jun 2013 Leave a Comment
India's monsoon rains have covered the entire country a month ahead of schedule,
brightening the prospects for a
bumper output of summer-sown crops such as rice, oilseeds and
cotton in one of the world's leading producers.
During the year I spent following the monsoon in a dozen countries, I learned to see it as a critically important event,
09 Jun 2013 Leave a Comment
For the past three decades as I traveled the world on assignment I
have witnessed children working in fields, factories, ditches, tunnels,
mines, and ship-breaking yards.
The scope of the problem is vast.
Hundreds of millions of children spend their
childhood working and do not have an opportunity to
play, go to school, or live in a healthy environment.
15 Apr 2013 Leave a Comment
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and
tolerant of the weak and strong.
Someday in your life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn,
good and ill together.
- William Shakespeare…
10 Apr 2013 Leave a Comment
While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.
- William Wordsworth,
Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
Portraits often seem pregnant with speech, or as if their subjects have just finished saying something,
or will soon speak the thoughts that inform their faces, the thoughts we’re invited to read.