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Balancing Acts - Fair Trade: Don’t Forget

by  Tom Beutel

So I will always remind you of these things,

even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 840 more words


Harmony and Humanity

My deepest gratitude goes out to the team at Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park, FL for including me in the super fun and insightful FAIRly Modern event on Thursday night.   132 more words

What's fair about fair trade?

This weekend I will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day on May 13 and Mother’s Day on May 14. The combination seems very appropriate, as it was my mother who introduced me to the world of fair trade over 40 years ago. 642 more words


Fair Trade introduced to Iowa City

Purchases making at difference at Ten Thousand Villages 

IOWA CITY- People looking to make purchases that benefit disadvantaged artisans from around the world can look to Ten Thousand Villages. 832 more words

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My Canada, 62/150: Plain and not so simple

It took many years for me to realize, growing up, that not everyone had horse-drawn buggies clomp-clomping by their home.

Those buggies were, and are, transportation for the Old Order Mennonites who immigrated to Waterloo County in the early 19th century, whose ancestors came from Europe and who settled, for a time, in Pennsylvania U.S.A. 974 more words


Pick of the week #2

This week has been a busy one. Lots of lovely things and places.

So, #2 pick of the week is this lovely star shaped hurricane lantern from Marks & Spencer; 322 more words


Darn Good Yarn: A Review

I had a Visa gift card for $50.00 that I received as a Christmas gift.  I was poking around on Amazon, and it’s unusual that I can’t find anything on there that that I want, so I decided to look around my bookmarks on my web browser to check out other merchants.  799 more words