AC360° CorrespondentAnderson just did a smart, fascinating interview with Scott McClellan. So many questions - I wanted to ask a him a few myself when I rode in the elevator with him this afternoon, but 5 floors wasn’t enough time. It was a crazy way to start my Friday, though! You never know who you’ll see in this building.
OK, let’s get down to business!
Can you imagine a woman living in your closet for a year without you knowing? I know, that last sentence has a few things that are tough to imagine, but it happened in Japan. Somehow, this woman was able to not only move in, she got herself a mattress, and even showered! Her one slip-up? Taking food from the guy who’s closet she was living in. In tech-savvy Japan, all it took was a webcam and cell phone to solve the mystery of the missing munchies.
Standardized tests were never my thing – my brain just doesn’t fit in a neat little bubble. If only the SAT had been optional when I was applying to school! More schools are moving in that direction… lucky kids these days.
In a recent post, I blogged about refugees in Thailand, living in a trash dump. Today, another tale of children spending their days among refuse, but this one offers so much more hope, thanks to one caring woman. Since 2004, Phymaen Noun has given hundreds of children that hope, and a chance at leaving the local dump behind, with something many of us take for granted: education.
If you need a little more inspiration, meet Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA). It doesn’t matter which side of the aisle you identify with, his courage in the face of cancer – and plenty of other health issues - can unite us all. His determination in the face of decades of bad news reminds me of my Dad; an incredibly strong man who never gives up, and who never ceases to amaze and inspire me.
Filed under: Erica Hill
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