Starting a blog can feel daunting. I have a friend who spreads her cheer the modern old school way: she sends emails. A week or so ago, I got a note from her about making care kits for the gas station attendants who pump gas for drivers across Qatar. These guys work long hours, day or night, hot or cold. In the spirit of the season of Ramadan, she urged, do something for those we see everyday.

Her premise was simple: let’s get some basic toiletries together, add in a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen for the weather, and pass them out. You can see some of the earliest results in the video and read more about the campaign here.

Guess some people still read their email.

What grassroots initiative would you like to start? Which ones have you participated in recently?


Wordless Wednesday: Ramadan Edition

Though the company RIM, the makers of BlackBerry aren’t doing very well on the stock exchange, their products including BBM, are widely used in the Middle East. I had a chuckle with this photo popped up last week at the start of Ramadan.

Ramadan is the holy month for Muslims when observers don’t eat or drink anything from sun-up to sundown.

All that to say, this is the source of this week’s photo. A twist on the popular Mockingjay.





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