I didn't think that a one-week trip to Haiti with Alex, a boy whom I sponsored, would forever change the way I see myself and my surroundings. I didn’t think it would make me realize that the material things I have in this life mean nothing at all.
I knew that there is poverty in the world, but I did not know to what extent until I visited Alex's family. Now, what was supposed to be a visit to meet friends and see an orphanage has turned into something much larger.
I now am an integral part of a village, a family, and a children's organization. I have started my own nonprofit organization for Haitian children also. This one trip to Haiti has led me to return there seven more times.
This country and these people have led me to write this book to open our eyes to the plight of Haitians. All the events in this book are true. All the people and places are real. All the events in this book are an amalgamation of eight trips to Haiti.
The majority of the proceeds from this book will go to the MOJAD program in Haiti and help others in the village of Fort Liberte.
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Aaron is een gerespecteerd lid van de ultra-orthodoxe gemeenschap in Jeruzalem en leidt een rustig leven. Hij is gehuwd met Rivka, heeft vier kinderen en is een toegewijde vader. Tot dat hij op een dag Ezri, een 22-jarige student, ontmoet. Bewogen door Ezri’s charme, neemt hij geleidelijk aan afstand van zijn familie en het leven van de gemeenschap. Al snel steken schuldgevoelens de kop op en begint zijn omgeving hem onder druk te zetten. Aaron moet een keuze maken..
Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem‟s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father of four children. One day, he meets Ezri, a handsome twenty-two year old student, and soon falls in love with him. He then starts to neglect his family and community life, swept away by his love and lust for Ezri. Meanwhile, paralleling this relationship, a neighbouring shopkeeper persists in seeing a man of her own choosing, even though she's been promised by her father to another. Eventually, guilt, torment and pressure from the community will catch up with the forbidden affairs, leading them to make radical decisions...
When your image of someone crashes and burns.
My sister puts vitamin B tablets and water pills in her valium and painkiller containers in case momma steals some out of her purse. It's a switchero that leaves mom with her eyes wide open with an urge to tinkle all night. Part of a series. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Mini-Schnauzer puppy opened her eyes last night. She is 17 days old and doesn't sound too happy.
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When ABC’s Charlie Gibson interviewed Sarah Palin, America learned one thing: her eyes must be really dry.
Today, August 12th at 1pm, hundreds of New Zealanders paused for five minutes with woolly hats over their eyes. We then lifted our hats together, showing that we will not have the wool pulled over our eyes about the possibilities for real action on climate change.
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This cat is pretty terrified and hesitant to enter the chaotic room and peeps in with his eyes wide open from behind the door. LOL
The Iranian protest movement now has a symbol and a face: Neda.
Neda was an Iranian woman who was shot dead by Basij militia on Saturday during a protest of thousands against the Iranian presidential election results that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad president. Her death was captured on video by bystanders and uploaded to the internet. She died with her eyes wide open, and her last moments transcended citizen media to mainstream media, reaching millions of people.
A website has been dedicated to Neda, named We are all Neda. A quote on the homepage says, “We did not throw rocks at them, we cried ‘we want freedom'. They shot us.” Both Iranians and non-Iranians are leaving comments in memory of Neda on the site. So far, there are nearly 3,500 and the numbers are growing rapidly. Distributed by Tubemogul.
With her big eyes wide open and a loveable smile on her face, the Baby Alive Bouncin' Babbles doll can't wait to play with her "mommy". When girls hold the doll's hands, Bouncin' Babbles comes to life. This energetic tot bounces up and down while giggling and making playful baby sounds. Bouncin' Babbles will also chuckle and coo just like a real baby when "mommy" comes near. The doll requires two AA batteries, which are included. *******www.timetoplaymag****/toys/2030/hasbro/baby-alive-bouncin-babbles/
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Kropp Circle is a super-charged pop-rock band out of Las Vegas and possibly the best new youth band in America. Kropp Circle comprises three over-achieving musical brothers who write their own songs based on their life experiences—and although one could argue that they've lived a short slice of life—their songs prove they are paying attention. With their eyes wide open and their minds engaged, displaying skill and pathos beyond their years, Kropp Circle has a voice, has something to say, and says it with conviction. Join the circle and listen.
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Kropp Circle songs Feel, Fade Away, and Who We Really Are, and Can't Stop The Rain are featured on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.
Kropp Circle has over 11.5 million listener hits on MySpace and gains over 400 new fans daily.
Kropp Circle was twice the Top 3 Finalist among thousands of entries—both in the category of Rock and in the category of Pop—in the UK's prestigious song competition, The Peoples Music Awards.
Kropp Circle was featured on Radio Disney's multiplatform competition, The Next Big Thing.
Kropp Circle received over 80,000 views in less than two weeks on Radio Disney's YouTube channel.
Kropp Circle's YouTube Channel has over 500,000 viewers of their videos and music videos.
Kropp Circle has over 50,000 listeners every week on Jango Radio.
Who We Really Are
Brothers Sebastian (18), Remington (16), and Emerson (14) have been writing songs before they could ride bicycles. Discovering their passion for music at an early age, the trio has dedicated themselves to writing meaningful songs about life as they see it. Whether it's songs about a first crush, losing a close friend, disappointment, or the highs and lows of everyday teen life, Kropp Circle writes about the experiences of their generation.
"Even though we are young, we have a voice and are lucky we can express the way we feel through our music," says Sebastian, "The words, music, and the way it is arranged are important to us—people matter and words count."
Kropp Circle's music is continuing to build momentum across the globe. Their songs caught the ear of Radio Disney and Kropp Circle was featured on the station's online competition N.B.T.—Next Big Thing. Disney showcased the songs Feel, about realizing a relationship is ending, and Fade Away, which deals with everyday life experiences. The UK also embraced Kropp Circle as one of the top 3 Finalists in both the Rock and Pop categories of the prestigious The People's Music Awards, where fans and respected industry tastemakers voted for their favorite new bands. The track Who We Really Are was featured in the competition and appealed to a spectrum of audiences.
Kropp Circle constantly works on their craft and most nights you'll find them in their studio working on songs for their upcoming debut CD. The brothers are schooled in pop music and count among their varied influences Oasis, Coldplay, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, GooGoo Dolls, and Matchbox Twenty. It's this background in music that brings purpose and seriousness to the songs of this unique, young musical trio.
Stylistically, they are often compared to these major artists: The Fray, Snow Patrol, John Mayer, Train, Justin Bieber, Rob Thomas, Jonas Brothers, Hanson, Cody Simpson, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Lifehouse, The Verve, and others.
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