Monday, September 10, 2007

Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick founded the Body Shop in Brighton in 1976. She was decades ahead of her time and a real force for human rights and protecting the environment. She died aged 64, of a brain hemorrhage Link to BBC. RIP Anita.

And how can we forget tomorrow's 9/11 Anniversary? I remember exactly what I was doing during each part of that day, I remember the less than admirable actions of some and the immense bravery and heroism of others. It is a day we'll never forget, for the victims who died and for those who still grieve their loss, and for those who still suffer the ill effects from the dust cloud that engulfed lower Manhattan. God bless.


  1. Wow. She was an amazing woman and I wish I would have known more about her before she died.

    And yes, 9/11...such courage and bravery in the face of so much fear and destruction.

  2. Tomorrow will be a sad, sad day.

  3. I worked for UAL at the time, so yeah, that was a hard, hard day. But the amazing people that were heroes that day really made a difference - there were many lights shining on that dark, ugly day.

  4. What sad news about Anita Roddick. She definitely was ahead of her time.

    We received a lot of unscheduled visitors in Halifax on 9/11 when the planes were rerouted. Many Nova Scotians opened their homes to the travelers and tried to make the days they were stranded here a little more bearable. It helped knowing we were able to provide some comfort to those in need on that day.

  5. Paul and I just watched "Farenheit 9/ll" this afternoon. I recommend it as *must* watching for everyone! It was truly unbelievable, how Bush got in to power, his Presidency, and his relationship with the bin Laden family.

    You're all quite right; courage, sacrifice, and heroism on a terrible, terrible day that could've been prevented if Bush and his immediate cadre had heeded the FBI reports and done something about them.