I'm teaching about forgiveness and restorative justice in class right now, and Azim Khamisa embodies the principles of empathy and forgiveness. His 20 year old son, Tariq, a pizza delivery guy, was shot and killed by an angry 14 year old when he was held up for the pizza. Instead of seeking revenge, Azim Khamisa has established the Tariq Khamisa Foundation, the philosophy of which is that there are "victims at both ends of the gun." He works closely with the grandfather of his son's killer, traveling around speaking to young people about violence prevention and forgiveness. If you have the chance to see the short film "From Murder to Forgiveness," do it.
One of my heroes, that man. But what I'm not in love with? The fact that I can't attend this conference.
2. Earth Day
Everything in my sister's etsy shop, Very Fine House, is now HALF OFF with the code . . . HALFOFF. ;)
3. Ruffly Swimsuits
These and pretty much all others from Anthropologie. Gotta hop on the Shred bandwagon before I start trying on swimsuits, though, geez. And speaking of swimsuits, would you check out this wackness from Urban Outfitters? WTF?
Okay, I'm off to finish the school day and then jet off to find a delicious bottle of red wine to bring to my friends' house for dinner tonight. Ah, adult beverages and conversation. You heal me.
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