end malaria

5/52 of my self-portrait challenge

Last week, I shared some silly dreams I've been having, which I could've only assumed was a result of my taking an anti-malarial medicine, Malarone, before leaving for Kenya.  My dreams were funny, but of course malaria is seriously no joke:  every 45 seconds, a child dies from this disease.  It's an awful illness.

So when my dear friend, Brené, told me about this project she's a part of, I was eager to spread the word:  she, along with 61 other brilliant writers (including a few familar faces), contributed an essay to this book, End Malaria.  The book is $25, but $20 of it goes directly toward sending mosquito nets to families in need, and support life-saving work in the fight again malaria.  To be clear, this means that  100% of the Kindle price, and 80% of the actual book goes directly toward saving lives. The remaining $5 covers production costs. None of the contributors or the publishing house are taking any money from sales, and Amazon will make no profit.

I've purchased my copy, and I hope you will too.  I mean, why not?  You'll get some good reading, and literally save lives at the same time.  That, my friends, is what you call A Good Day.

Speaking of good days, I'm off to enjoy my weekend.  I have to say, this entire week has been particularly good -- and of course, you can read all about it at my new gratitude blog, Bliss Your Heart, over at Babble.com.

Have a great weekend, friends.  Hope it's full of things you'll be grateful for.


Image:  Photographed with my Nikon D300, Tamron 17-50mm lens, and the help of my Photobooth software on my Mac.  aperture 3.2, shutter speed 1/100, ISO 500


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