July 2021 WATWB–Making Others Happy Makes You Happy

I’ve been a member of the SGI-USA lay Buddhist organization for 44 years. The August discussion topic in the group is “Practicing for oneself and for others.” It’s an  integral part of being a Bodhisattva—the stepping stone to Buddhahood. As it happens, an example taken from the Greater Good Magazine works well for the July WATWB […]

May WATWB–Hero Rat Retires

Late again, but here’s an interesting good news story with a twist–not a person but a rat doing good things, with the aid of human handlers. As most of you know, with all the conflicts around the world over the last century, a dangerous thing left behind is land mines. In this case, it’s Cambodia […]

WATWB for April

Three days past Friday, April 30th, but better late than never. The last Friday of the month is when these good and nonpolitical news posts are supposed to appear on the blogs of those who participate in the We Are the World Blogfest. A different sort of good news—about one aspect of living in small […]

Another Heroic Rescue Dog for WATWB

The last Friday of each month, a bunch of bloggers post good news happening somewhere in the world. It’s called the We Are the World Blogfest. This time it’s about a dog who ran in front of a delivery truck (and successfully stopped it) when her person suffered a seizure. There’s not much more to […]

#WATWB January 2021

It’s the last Friday of the month. “In Darkness, Be Light.” A different sort of good news—for America and derivatively the world. The US narrowly avoided the loss of its 240-year-old democracy at the instigation of an aspiring autocrat. On January sixth, thousands of insurrectionists attacked the nation’s capitol. Their purpose was to deny the […]

Early #WATWB Heroes

A little early for We Are the World Blogfest but the story was on CNN yesterday It started with a what a drive-thru customer observed a customer in front of her do. The driver threw his drink through the window at the server. Apparently, according to the story on CNN, the guy didn’t want ice […]

#WATWB for November 2020

TWO items for this month’s We Are the World Blogfest.   First:  all those people who have volunteered for COVID vaccine trials! Secondly, the folks at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. They came up with this overpass–for wildlife, to protect them and drivers on an interstate from deadly collisions. It’s working very well, considerably […]

#WATWB October 2020–America Can Still Vote

What? Of course Americans can vote! Well, yes–but there is that pandemic. That justifiably worries many people about going to the polls, given the number of cases and deaths here in the US–more than anywhere else in the world! Most states in the US have expanded the opportunities for both absentee ballots (that go by […]

#watwb August 2020

There IS good news out there, you just have to look for it. It doesn’t sell newspapers (those that are still in print) or get clicks on the websites that are where readers eyes focus on today. Actually, the good can be found all around us–in our neighborhoods, stores and medical offices. Recently I have […]