Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Culture Blogs: a SmallSmall Thing

Howdy friends.  Sorry I've been away for a little bit.  Family comes before the blog, and I've spent most of this weekend with my wife.  We've been able to watch Hunger Games and participate in the events of the Holi celebration of the Hindu people.  I truly cherish the time I have to spend with my wife.

Really all of this quest for me to learn how to be a better writer, to eventually publish fiction, and even this blog has everything to do with being able to spend time with my family.  It is an investment of time and effort now to do everything I really want to be able to do with my life later.

One of the things that I want to do with my life is support causes that genuinely deserve it.  On my Google Plus account, I came across a post from Chuck Wendig (You know him as the vulgar writing comedian that I happen to like for his shock value, and the fact that he makes good points).  He was supporting funding of this documentary on Kickstarter, and I wanted to do my part to help.  So instead of sitting here giving you my opinion on culture in Africa, I thought I would enlist your support on a documentary on some good people who are trying to change the culture of Liberia that women may have more rights.  The film they are creating is called, "Smallsmall Thing."

Smallsmall Thing on Kickstarter

I'm not going to say that I have a lot to offer them, but anything we can give to them will make a difference.  I believe in being the change that I want to see in the world.  I hope that you'll take this opportunity to possibly begin a change for these people.  Corruption and evil doesn't thrive in an environment where it has been exposed, and it is my prayer that by supporting this documentary that we'll be better able to make the kind of world that we would feel safe to raise children in.  Thank you for your time.

Rather than share about my contest for the month, I'll leave it off here.  There is plenty to look into on their Kickstarter project.  Hope you give a little to them, it is a worthy cause.  I'm still Jayrod Garrett, the First OG.  My question for you tonight is: What is the change that you want to see in the world?


  1. What change would I like to see? Such a good question. Not even sure where to start. While there are many I could choose from, it would be wonderful to come to terms with our humanity and not focus on differences, but likenesses, and respect the things that make us different. It's a good place to start, I think.

    Thought provoking post, Jayrod. I'll have to look into this project some more. :)

    1. I'd have to agree David. That is a good place to start. I like to think that is part of what we're trying to do here. Thanks for your thoughts. :)

  2. I like what David had to say. Being able to focus on the sameness would be a great start. If everyone could look at each other and say what do I have in common with this person instead of being judgmental would be wonderful.

    Thank you for all that you do!


    1. It is so hard to not be judgmental though. I think this stems from the sad and simple fact that it is difficult for us as people to separate judgment from being judgmental. Which I think are entirely different things.


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