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Every Three Seconds

Every Three Seconds.

Three seconds may be  the amount of time it takes to bite into one of those juicy pears you received from Harry & David this holiday season.  The amount of time to pour a glass of wine.

However, every three seconds someone in the world dies from factors related to extreme poverty.

Perhaps three seconds could be the amount of time to decide to make a difference.

Every Three Seconds is the name of a documentary film project by award-winning film director Daniel Karslake.  Candice and I met Dan at the home of our friends Tim Boggs and James Schwartz.  There we learned about his new film which…

…profiles a number of individuals of different generations whose quest to feed their own hunger for fulfillment has inspired them to help meet the fundamental needs of others. Each has come to recognize that by giving, their hunger is satisfied in a way no amount of material reward could.

Karslake is a gifted story-teller.  We were introduced to his work through the award-winning documentary For the Bible Tells Me SoThat film explores, in a thoughtful and understanding fashion, how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child.

In this new project, Karslake will look at how people of different generations have made personal decisions to combat poverty and hunger.  In our case, we’ve supported Partners in Health and the work of Dr. Paul Farmer as a response to the problems of poverty, but we’ve also decided to contribute to Every Three Seconds so these amazing stories can reach many more people who can help.

Fifteen minutes and six seconds.  That’s how long it will take for you to listen to Dan Karslake’s Ted Talk on his film project.  If you don’t want to watch the entire video, skip over to the seven minute mark and listen to Dan tell the story of Charlie Simpson.  Charlie is a seven year old boy who decided to make a difference.

Then finally, we’re back to three seconds.  That’s how long it will take to click on the link to Arts Action, Inc. and begin to make a tax-deductible contribution to support Every Three Seconds. Think of the lives you can impact.

More to come…


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I am David J. Brown (hence the DJB) and I originally created this personal blog more than ten years ago as a way to capture photos and memories from a family vacation. After the trip was over I simply continued writing. Over the years the blog has changed to have a more definite focus aligned with my interest in places that matter, reading well, roots music, and more. My professional background is as a national nonprofit leader with a four-decade record of growing and strengthening organizations at local, state, and national levels. This work has been driven by my passion for connecting people in thriving, sustainable, and vibrant communities.

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