Smiling Into A Broken World

In Conversation With Resala by Wanda Waterman The Voice, Volume 22 Issue 40 2014-10-10 “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” – the Prophet Mohamed, quoted by Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589 The Resala Charity Organization is an Egyptian charity that recruits volunteers to serve the needy. Some of its actions include caring for the elderly, orphans, the blind, the deaf, financially strapped families, and children with special needs, as well as conducting blood drives and secondhand clothing drives, recycling, medical care, tutoring, and literacy training. Recently Abdulazeez Al-saeed, the manager of the Tanta branch of Resala, … Continue reading Smiling Into A Broken World

Something More Beautiful and Human Than the Dominant Madness

The Mindful Bard: The Signal by Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 40 2014-10-10 Album: The Signal Artist: Elizabeth Shepherd “I believe in God, as mother. She’s good to me and keeps me going. I’m aware of how dysfunctional and unjust our world is, and I feel the need to use my musical platform to try to bring some joy—something more beautiful and human than the dominant madness.” – Elizabeth Shepherd in an interview with Wanda Waterman, June 2013 I first heard of singer, pianist, and composer, Elizabeth Shepherd from her publicist just before her appearance at the … Continue reading Something More Beautiful and Human Than the Dominant Madness