Friday, 3 October 2008

to take note

Ramadan is over. The coffee shops open, ONLY MEN with their tea fill the tables out front and make me grateful to be a woman born in the West. The young men cross the streets of the Medina taking bread and pastries to the ovens. The directions to another apothecary on the sides on those closed for the holidays provide relief for those in need. Rabat is not Fez in many ways – most noticeable now is the rapidity with which the city reopens its doors after Ramadan.

Please take note of the posting below and go vote. I’m not even asking for money, this time, just the time to click and click with your cursor. Thank you lovely readers.

“I am so excited and wanted to thank you so much for your help! There were more than 87,000 votes cast and thanks to you & everyone who blogged & voted, our project, "Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children," is now in the Top 5 of American Express Members Project. It got pretty close at the end and we only made it by 147 votes. We really couldn't have done it without you!

We are now guaranteed at least $100,000 in funding, but we still need your help. The second round of voting has begun and the project with the most votes will receive $1.5 million. Your vote and the votes of your readers will determine how many lives we can save. I would be so grateful if you could repost to keep the conversation and awareness out there and if you could thank your readers for voting for us too.

Please let me know if you can post and please vote again for "Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children." Voting ends October 13th. Thank you so much.



jmb said...

Well I voted but I can't help thinking that it is not right that worthy causes like this are funded according to how many votes they can muster and not on the merits of the project.

Perhaps there is so much more to it that I don't know.

lady macleod said...


No, I agree with you - but I guess it's no different than holding a gala at the Met eh? Whatever works to get them the money.
Thank you! and thank you for coming by.