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I have written before about my LOVE for woven baskets…so why not purchase them direct.  Meet Ten Thousand Villages:


All beautifully handcrafted directly from the villages that they were made…and pretty moderately priced too.  23 more words


Bookmark Monday - Ten Thousand Villages (August 8)

Bookmark Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Aloi from guiltless reading. Take a picture of one of your favourite bookmarks, post it on your blog, and head over to guiltless reading to share a to your post. 96 more words

Bookmark Monday

Global Economics, Part 1: Amazon Prime as Devil

“Amazon Prime is the devil,” I said to a friend this week. The poor friend, the son of a preacher, was confused by my vehement rebuke, since Amazon Prime was only tangential to the story he was telling. 1,203 more words


Colorado Traveling Ducks Cross the Potomac by Boat

We, Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck, and our humans love traveling by boat.   We got on a boat at Georgetown Harbor and headed for Alexandria, Virginia. 417 more words

Vermont Beer-cation . . . and a Chair!

Last year, my husband and I travelled to the Burlington, Vermont area for a week. You can read all about it in Biking, Birding, and Brews… 1,135 more words

Imprints we make: Our thoughts, words, and actions affect us all. Remembering we inter-are.

The following story illustrates beautifully what this blog is about:

     I was working at Ten Thousand Villages Nonprofit Fair Trade Store one day. A middle aged man and a boy of about seven years old came in. 1,967 more words


Ten Thousand Villages - In Peru

Hearing the presentation about Manos Amigos and their work with Ten Thousand Villages brought to life the concept of fair trade. It helped me to see directly how the work Ten Thousand Villages is doing changes the artisans life. 284 more words