My niece joined the family on July 12th, 2010. This special young lady's mother is my younger sister, which in classic Chinese culture makes me her Jiu Jiu (舅舅) -- thus the title of this blog. Here I intend to semi-regularly post reflections, thoughts, stories, and assorted whathaveyous pertaining to our trip to China, adoption in general, and (mostly) watching my niece grow up. Since the web is a very public place, I will attempt to maintain my family's privacy while telling the story... but I invite you to follow the blog and come along for the adventure!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Help Make the World a Better Place

A quick post not quite in the usual vein...

I recently made a post in which I asked what kind of world my niece was growing up in.  Well, here's a way to make the world all kids (ours and everyone else's) are growing up in: keep their minds free.

September 23rd through October 1st is Banned Books Week.  Point your browser to http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/ and pitch in... not just during the week, but at all times.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste -- but an even more terrible thing to shackle in the shadows.

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