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- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel -

Remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity.
Know that every deed counts, that every word is power.
Above all, remember that you must build your life as if it were a work of art.

WRITINGS

I've been blogging since 2006. The archives on this site go back to 2011.
It's been an incredible journey, with ten years in Africa, two years in Costa Rica and the adventure continues. 

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LET YOUR LIFE SPEAK

I send out brief notes a few times per month, designed to inspire and equip you to live a more harmonious and integrated life. Come join me on the journey! 

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There Is A Purpose

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

We see atrocities every day. We incessantly discuss the topics of suffering and death, asking , “why does God allow these things to happen?” In our ignorance, we clamor for meaning. We grow jaded because we’ve fooled ourselves into believing we are capable of understanding the infinite complexities of life. Those that have witnessed or…

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The World Moves For Love

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

It is seldom I take the risk of penning my thoughts on the many facets of love. It is infinite in scope and influence. It is a state of mind. To treat someone with love is a choice, though loving someone may not seem to be. In Latin, there is but one word to describe…

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(un)Fair Trade

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

The Fair Trade concept was pioneered by missions groups and non-profits back in the early ‘40s. The idea is that if a product is produced with Fair Trade practices, one can assume it was created “fairly”. This concept has become a household term due to the proliferation of corporate transparency caused by the internet boom…

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Business Is Bad

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

How did general business practices get so bad that we had to come up with a new method called “social entrepreneurship”. Why isn’t all business done in such a way that it builds communities, enhances the lives of the people running the businesses, and bolsters the betterment of humanity? Shouldn’t your success as an entrepreneur…

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Do Your Job Well

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’…

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People, Not Haitians

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

A 7.0 earthquake struck Port au Prince, Haiti last evening (1/12/10). This is a devastating blow to an already impoverished country with little infrastructure for stability. It’s estimated that over 3 million people have already been displaced, and the death toll is in the thousands. I’ve been in humanitarian work long enough to know that…

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Landmines

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

Due to the nature of our increasingly infinitesimal attention spans and continual desensitization to violence, humanitarian initiatives must exercise some serious marketing savvy. We have to fight hard to get people’s attention and compel them to act. Check out the image (below) of the Landmine Removal Campaign designed by Publicis Mojo. This is what they…

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Excuse Me, Your Style Is Speaking

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

We say “a picture is worth a thousand words”, and that certainly makes sense. The same phenomenon applies to fashion. We don’t always feel comfortable talking to strangers in places where people congregate, such as  nightclubs, coffee shops or on public transportation. But it’s to be expected that you will see cliques of people similarly…

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To Become Truly Great…

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them. – Charles de Montesquieu – French Politician and Philosopher, 1689-1755

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