Café Roundup #2

Disclaimer: None of the companies mentioned in this post are sponsoring me. They don’t even know who I am. The views and blunders are my own. Thank you. 

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Instead of spamming social media with things I find, I’ll do a weekly post with some of the things that get tangled up in my brain. Or hair. Really, it has a mind of its own.

Kids can join Camp Google for free! – Brought to you by a collaboration of Khan Academy, National Geographic, NASA, and the National Park Service. My boy is too young to appreciate it yet, but I’m hanging on to this as he slowly relaizes what it means. Growing up, I would’ve loved every second of this. 

Japanese notation to keep a notebook better organized. I loved this idea and plan to implement it on my writing notebooks. 

We were stationed in Okinawa when the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami destroyed part of Japan. It was horrifying to be sitting in front of a TV, watching as a giant wave razed the land, being unable to help. The destruction went beyond just infrastructure. Thousands of lives, so many families…. Amidst the ongoing rebuilding, there are projects that offer services and use proceeds to help their community. Two of these are sister projects Megumi and Nozomi. 
The Megumi Project takes kimono and refashions them into shawls, ties, ribbons, scarves, and book covers. 
The Nozomi Project takes pottery and turns them into jewelry, bookmarks, key chains and other pieces. 

On another part of the world, we have Sudara, which employs Hindu women who have been rescued from the sex trade and gives them the opportunity to make a living on their own terms. Their Punjammies are very comfortable 🙂

There’s going to be a Victorian Sherlock special. It makes me fangirl. Oh, my goodness does it ever make me fangirl. They even tortured us with a teaser.  

Have a good week! See you Friday with a One Book July and Hobodori update!

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