Wednesday, January 20, 2010
If you live in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area, you can help more with the Haiti cause then giving money. Our friend Holly Lewis is down at the Dominican Republican right now (neighbors of Haiti) and has passed along some information on what is most needed there right now. Here is her blog post below, and you can read more about it here: www.unclewis.blogspot.com
You can help Haiti
We have a plane leaving Winston-Salem within the next week headed to the DR bringing medical supplies. If you'd like to donate anything toward our efforts in Haiti, here's what you can do:
Start a medical supply drive and/or take up money to buy supplies.
Here is a rough list of what is needed. I will let you know what to do with it as soon as I can. But go ahead and start collecting!
All and any first aid supplies… ie bandages, splints, braces adhesives etc
Antibiotics, pain meds…. etc
We need antibiotics, sutures, casting materials, ACE bandages, gauze, antibiotic cream, IV fluids, water purification tablets, Band Aids, Diabetic and hypertensive medications, protein powders, milk, vitamins, baby formula, baby bottles, pain medications, tape, IV tubing, angiocaths, syringes, needles, glucometers and strips, sterile and non sterile gloves, thermometers, blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, recharable otoscopes, iodine, betadine, alcohol, peroxide, acid reflux meds.
If you have items to donate or questions, contact Myra Phillips. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can bring items to First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem on Sunday. Building B. 1stpres.com
There are a lot of organizations that are providing relief right now. I feel as though we need to give to the ones who have the biggest interest in Haiti: before, now and after. If you want to give money, think about the groups who have plans to stay in Haiti for a while. They are the ones who will need the most support.
If you can't donate money or give items, then my suggestion would be to pray. Prayer is the most powerful tool we have right now. Pray for restoration and pray for healing. Pray for God to use this horrible tragedy to bring good to a place that was suffering so much before the earthquake. Pray for the hearts of those leaders who need to make decisions on how to move forward. And pray that God mobilizes the right people with the right skills to help. And if you are able to, think about going there after the initial relief has passed. Haiti is going to need a lot of help in the future, in addition to right now. Think about going. We are.
Monday, January 18, 2010
When I was in the grocery store with Lynn on Sunday, I found myself spending the majority of my time where I usually do when I am in the grocery store – on the coffee aisle. As a thoughtful consumer, I am drawn as usual to the small label that reads fair trade coffee. This little label settles my conscious to pay a little more to those who put hard work in to the product. But what if there was a way to not have to pay more for fair trade? This is essentially what you get with NoiseTrade, an online music distribution service connecting musicians directly to fans.
In the music business, we have seen many companies getting creative in selling music to listeners through digital download. The most popular option, ITunes, which is to no surprise the #1 music download store, offers songs for 99 cents to $1.29 per song. NoiseTrade however, allows fans to immediately download music (from musicians who have uploaded their music into an embeddable widget on the NoiseTrade website) by simply telling five friends about the artist via email or paying what they want. Fans also provide their name, email and postal code upon download which allows musicians to email newsletters to fans and also get an idea of where their fans are around the country for touring purposes.
NoiseTrade founder Derek Webb says, “Who needs peer-to-peer when you can have artist-to-fan? If artists and fans realized how they could help each other and started making direct connections, without a middleman, the whole industry would change overnight. It would start a revolution.”
For more, visit www.noisetrade.com
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Read more about the schedule here.
It's quite the lineup of games this year (and a little odd, too). We start off with a conference game at Chattanooga, followed by 2 non-conference games. We play Elon on homecoming (which makes me a little nervous) and Western in October (and not the last game of the season). And the most fun game at all will be when we snap those gator mouths shut in Jacksonville, Florida!
I'm ready now...but we are 8 months away!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Here is the list of what I made: chocolate meringue cookies, coconut snow balls, chocolate truffles, oatmeal lace cookies, peanut butter cup chocolate chip cookies, pecan shortbread cookies and a cranberry walnut pie. Evidence:
Now, I mentioned red velvet cake balls earlier, and if you haven't had them before, go and make them right now, seriously. What an invention. And you can do this with any cake combination (ie yellow cake with chocolate frosting, or carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, or german chocolate cake with chocolate frosting- its endless!). Here's how it goes:
Bake a cake (red velvet in this case) according to the directions/ingredients on the box. When it is done cooking and while it is still warm, crumble up the cake right in the pan. Then pour an entire can of frosting (cream cheese frosting here) into the crumbles and mix together. Form the mixture into bite size balls and place them on a baking pan with parchment paper. Freeze until hard. Once they harden, dip them into melted chocolate (white chocolate here). Refreeze until hard again. Voila! DELICIOUS. You might become addicted, and then you can thank me later.
And don't forget your glass of milk!