Archive for September, 2018

Out & About…..

One of the must reads for me as part of my on-going work in support of the Daily Outsider and my on-going research is Gates Notes.   I just picked this up which I wanted to note for my weekly Out & About  here in my WordPress Corner:

This trend worries Melinda and me
By Bill Gates
What I learned from a teacher of refugees
As a regular reader of the Gates Notes, you’ve probably noticed how often I write about being an optimist. When I look at the world—especially efforts to improve people’s health and fight poverty—I see that life is getting better.
But lately I’ve been watching a trend that concerns me. The number of extremely poor people in the world may stop dropping and might even start going back up. And poverty is becoming much more concentrated: By the middle of this century, 40 percent of people in extreme poverty will live in just two countries, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Today, Melinda and I are releasing a new report—Goalkeepers 2018—that explains these challenges and what to do about them. Along with our introduction, there’s an impressive lineup of experts and advocates who contributed inspiring essays on family planning, education, HIV, and agriculture. They write about the data that reveal these big trends, and they tell the stories behind the data.
Looking over the finished report, I couldn’t help feeling better about the future—especially if the world invests in creating opportunities for young people. If you read the report, I think you’ll feel the same way.
Read more about the Goalkeepers report and download it
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I decided to begin the month with two brief “Random Thoughts” (which the team at the Daily Outsider was gracious enough to allow me to use)) in my corner here in Word Press.    Trust is a beautiful thing to have as I thought this from Randy Crowley I first picked up last week (and is a must read for me)) was so timely and I hereby present it below (and yes I love the image He had above I’ve headlined:

Even In This Cynical World, Trust Is Worth It

by Randy Conley

You’ve been betrayed by people you trusted and it has shaken you to the core. Time and time again you’ve opened yourself to the risk of trusting, only to be disappointed repeatedly. You’re hurt and bruised; mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and maybe even physically. You question if trust is worth it.

You’re trapped in a downward spiral of distrust. Doubt and suspicion permeate your relationships, causing you to keep others at arm’s length. You fall further into states of anxiety, fear, and self-protection, until the only solution you see is to build walls around yourself to keep the pain out. It works. Your walls keep the pain out, but trap the loneliness inside. You question if trust is worth it.

You know that life without trust is unfulfilling and you want more. You deserve more. The safety, strength, freedom, joy, and happiness that comes with trust is waiting for you, so you resolve to try again. Baby steps perhaps, but you will start again. You believe that trust is worth it.


People have to begin to trust again–whether, in fact, they do is another issue especially in light of this I ran across about Cyber Bullying as I decided to share this resource cyber bullying as I begin a new month here in my own WordPress Corner as the on-going work at hand in the Daily Outsider–some interesting advise in light of the on-going engagement on Twitter by President Trump..

U.S. Department of Homeland Security US-CERT

Onward to September!!!