…be friends

Happy Monday, crusaders! Today the world acknowledges the International Day of Friendship, a global holiday created by the United Nations in 1997. And it’s here just in the nick of time because, frankly, I think we could ALL use a reminder of the importance of friendship (particularly international friendship). 

…right it off

Today marks the beginning of the 70th year of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Human Rights Day, a day established to bring awareness to human rights issues around the world. It was a cause championed by many, among them Eleanor Roosevelt. The day seems to be striking a particular chord this year…

…branch out

Today as we all pause to say goodbye to summer, the world is taking a moment to consider peace for the International Day of Peace. It seems appropriate that we consider such things as the season changes, because, of course, change is what will be required. I hope that if we’ve learned nothing else in the…


Fellow crusaders, I’m not going to lie, as a citizen who is trying to stay informed on the current presidential election, the last few days have been rough. Okay, so the whole process has been incredibly depressing, and I have some serious concerns about…well, a whole lot. Which is why I was thrilled to find…


Today we’re celebrating International Day of Peace. This UN promoted event is meant to inspire hope and action towards a world free from violence. Given the current global situation, today might as well be called International Day of “We’ll Settle For Thinly Veiled Disapproval of Those Who are Different From Us.”


This is a big week for climate change.  Not in the catastrophic, apocalyptic weather event sense, but in a much more positive call-to-action way.