Thursday, May 05, 2005

A Tribute to Howard Everyman

I watch the people that our society pays tribute to, and I wish we would make more room for people like Howard Everyman.

Howard did not grow up to be a doctor or a lawyer. I'm not even sure what his job was, or if he even had one -- I guess it wasn't that important to him.

Howard didn't have a big house or even a shiny car. I'm not sure exactly where he lived, or even how he got around -- I guess that did't matter too much to him.

The interesting thing about Howard was that he was happy, more happy than most. He was so happy that it readily spilled over to the random people that happened to be near him. Howard rejoiced in his life, caring for the things inside of himself, so much so that it was easy to care for others.

When someone asked Horward how he could be so happy, he would usually say:

    "One day I decided to see how little it would take for me to be happy.
    I found that when I had less, there was more for others, and in some strange twist, the less I had the less I wanted, and the more I saw life as it truely was -- short and wonderous."

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

RPCV Photo Collection

A friend of my sent me a link to a photo collection being put together by Dan MacLaughlin. The collection is a neat set of photos taken by returned Peace Corps volunteers while they were in their host country.

The portion of the collection on the web displays pictures from 1966 - 2004.

Dan, thanks for letting me post links to your pics!